Lewis Has Nasty Exchange with Enquirer Reporter Dustin Dow


From: Pro Football Talk.com

With his worst season as Bengals head coach winding down, Marvin Lewis is getting testy.

Lewis had an exchange today with Cincinnati Enquirer reporter Dustin Dow in which he accused Dow of being “disrespectful” and suggested that the Enquirer ought to hire someone else to cover the Bengals.

It started when Dow asked Lewis, “If you guys finish this out winning three in a row, or even two of three, how much will it show that improvement has been made, versus covering up improvements that still need to be made?”

Lewis answered, “Oh, I don’t think it covers anything up that we feel interiorly, and that’s the only thing that matters. Dustin, all your angles and so forth, I’m going to ask other people questions because I really don’t like the angles you take in here each and every week.”

When Dow asked Lewis what was wrong with his question, Lewis answered, “I just think it’s disrespectful for what we’re doing. I really do. So I’ll tend to answer the other guys’ questions. Anything else?”

Dow pointed out that what he’s asking is important to the Bengals fans who read the paper, and Lewis show back, “What we’re trying to do is win football games. Maybe you should answer for them, because you seem to do that, anyway.”

As Dow started to reply, Lewis said, “I’m not going to get into a debate with you, buddy. All right? … I just told you I’m not going to answer your questions any more. All right? They might have to send somebody else over to do your job. All right?”

Bengals.com recorded the entire incident as:

“Q: If you guys finish this out winning three in a row, or even two of three, how much will it show that improvement has been made, versus covering up improvements that still need to be made?
ML: Oh, I don’t think it covers anything up that we feel interiorly, and that’s the only thing that matters. … I think your question is disrespectful for what we’re doing. I really do.”


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One Response to “Lewis Has Nasty Exchange with Enquirer Reporter Dustin Dow”

  1. BENGAL DARIN says:

    MARVIN HAS LOST CONTROL OF HIMSELF. HOW CAN HE CONTROL 53 OTHER GUYS? MARVIN JUST GOT SHULAIZED

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