Cincinnati Bengals - meaning of Bengals?

Apr 2009
I heard that Bengals doesn't refer to tigers but is instead a corruption of the german word bengel , meaning rascal. Anybody know if this true. Thanks.
No, it refers to tigers. Tigers used to be called 'Bengal Tigers' even though not all tigers come from Bengal. You can see it means tigers because the Cincinnati Bengals have tiger stripes on their helmets.