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Bengals coach Lewis to ban players from Twitter

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Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis is banning players from using Twitter during training camp.

"I think people have to have the maturity and wherewithal to be able to handle it," Lewis told the Cincinnati Enquirer. "I don't see how tweeting is going to help us win a football game. ... It's best that we just take care of ourselves and not announce what we're doing or not doing, or who did this or who did that, and commenting on what's going on in other spots. Let's be football players."

Lewis said several tweets this offseason led him to his decision. Bengals training camp began Friday and runs to Aug. 19.

One of the tweets that may have irked Lewis and the organization in particular came from rookie Dre Kirkpatrick when he confirmed on Twitter that he injured his knee cap.

Earlier Friday, Jacksonville Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey announced he would fine players $10,000 for discussing injuries with the media.

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