AFC North links: The reality of pro sports

Baltimore Ravens

Bounties in Baltimore? John Eisenberg of CSNWashington.com puts a few anecdotes under the microscope.

Cincinnati Bengals

Will running back be a priority for the Bengals in free agency and/or next month's draft?

University of Cincinnati running back Isaiah Pead is a player the Bengals are intrigued by and could see selecting in the middle rounds.

Cleveland Browns

Terry Pluto of The Plain Dealer shares more than a few thoughts on the latest with running back Peyton Hillis.

Joshua Cribbs has a unique take on how the Hills-CIA story came to light.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Larry Foote tells Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette it was "devastating" to see the departures of Hines Ward, Aaron Smith and James Farrior. "We're all grown men, but we've been lucky enough to make a good living playing a kids' game. Most of us have been playing since we were 8 years old. When they tell you it's time to hang up your cleats, it's tough."

Think James Harrison is paying attention to how the NFL handles the bounty sanctions against the New Orleans Saints?