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Cincy looks for virtue amid the Bengals' vices

Cincinnati has always loved its sports heroes; but as the NFL draft approaches, Pat Forde finds this conservative city's patience being tested by the Bengals' legal woes.

Originally Published: April 25, 2007
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

CINCINNATI -- There is no easy explanation for this place.

Cincinnati is a cocktail of contradictions, a town too conflicted for easy labeling. Its outside doesn't readily match its inside, making this a real-life Wisteria Lane: What looks like quintessentially normal America seems to have a ragingly weird undercurrent sluicing through it.

It is famously conservative and proudly prudish, yet it launched the porn career of Larry Flynt and once elected Jerry Springer as its mayor. ...

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