Cincinnati Bengals suspend OT Cordy Glenn

Player got into heated dispute with a coach, report says
Posted at 11:22 AM, Oct 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-18 15:11:22-04

CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Bengals on Friday suspended offensive tackle Cordy Glenn for one game for "internal disciplinary reasons" on the heels of a report of a heated dispute with a member of the coaching staff this week.

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported that tempers flared between Glenn and a coach on Wednesday when Glenn reported for his first day at practice since suffering a preseason concussion in August. Glenn believed the team was rushing him back and told head coach Zac Taylor to cut him, Florio reported.

Previously, the Bengals had fined Glenn $200,000 for conduct detrimental to the team, Florio said.

Taylor did not confirm any of that when reporters asked him about Glenn on Thursday. WCPO captured this exchange on camera:

Question: “Is Cordy still on this team?”

Taylor: “Yeah. It's an internal discipline matter right now. That's all I’ll say.”

Question: “When do you expect him to be back?”

Taylor: “That's all. I'll leave it at that."

Question: "Can you confirm the report from earlier today ..."

Taylor: "I haven't seen that yet.”

Question: “He got fined $200,000.”

Taylor: “That's an internal discipline matter.”

Question: "How about the report that he said, 'Cut me'?"

Taylor: "I've got nothing else to say."

Question: "Do you expect him back?"

Taylor: "Right now, that's all I've got for you."

The official injury report said Glenn didn't practice Thursday because of internal discipline.

Glenn has been placed on the Reserve/Suspended by Club list, and he will not be a part of the team’s 53-player roster while serving the suspension.