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RUDI JOHNSON HAS BENGALS FANS DIALING UP THE POSTSEASON. BUT CAN HE COMPLETE THE CONNECTION?

Updated: July 10, 2012, 2:40 PM ET
By DAVID FLEMING, JOHN CLAYTON

You have one new voice mail message.

Rudi Johnson is on his way to get a haircut, maneuvering his platinum Mercedes SUV through downtown Cincinnati, when the crystal-blue light of his cell phone begins to blink. Halfway between Pete Rose Way and Paul Brown Stadium, the supermellow 24-year-old is trying to shake off the suggestion that he's Cincinnati's next sports icon-until his own voice mail betrays him. At a red light, Johnson listens to the message. He laughs, then repeats it at full ...

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