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SCENARIOS HAVE BENGALS HEADED BOTH DIRECTIONS
Published April 12, 1995
NFL owners showed support for Bengals President Mike Brown's pleas for help in Cincinnati. Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen says officials should "heed" NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue's warning that the Bengals are a candidate to move. Bowlen says since L.A. would need an NFC team, he could envision the St. Louis Rams in the AFC Central, and the Southern CA Bengals in the NFC West. 49ers President Carmen Policy also supports Brown and warns that these are not idle threats: "He's the kind of guy that won't turn his back and won't give a second thought to taking some bold action" (Geoff Hobson, CINCINNATI ENQUIRER, 4/12). CINCY REAX: Columnist Tim Sullivan writes that if he we're Brown, "I'm already gone. I have abandoned hope of a new football stadium in Cincinnati and move my team to Maryland." Sullivan proposes that Brown call Colts Owner Robert Irsay and propose a trade: "You give me the helmets with the horseshoes, and the blue and white uniforms, and I will leave you lord of a much larger territory. ... If I can bring back their beloved Colts, they will also build statues of me. I will make huge profits ... and win popularity contests. I can have my cake and eat it too" (CINCINNATI ENQUIRER, 4/12).