NEW YORK (AP) _ Former Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Odell
Thurman has been suspended indefinitely by the NFL for violating
its substance-abuse policy and will miss the 2008 season.
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello says that under terms of the
suspension, the free agent will not be considered for reinstatement
until after the season.
Thurman was suspended by commissioner Roger Goodell the last two
seasons after he skipped a drug test, was arrested for drunken
driving and failed to meet the league's expectations for
He was allowed to resume working out at Paul Brown Stadium in
January and was fully reinstated April 21st. The Bengals released
him last month.
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