View Full Version : Bengals LB Blackstock suspended 4 games

10-08-2008, 06:49 AM

CINCINNATI (AP)óThe NFL suspended [URL="http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/teams/cin/;_ylt=Ajruur_ocGGcEMsx716r_N4dsLYF"]Cincinnati Bengals (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=AuOzw2rzf63m0W.cw_nxt6kdsLYF?slug=ap-bengals-blackstocksuspended&prov=ap&type=lgns&print=1) reserve linebacker Darryl Blackstock (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/7271/) for the next four games on Tuesday because he used a performance-enhancing substance.

The Bengals signed Blackstock as a free agent from Arizona in the offseason. He has played in all five games, including one start, and has four tackles. The fourth-year veteran said in a statement that one of his nutritional supplements contained an ingredient banned by the league.

ďIíve apologized to my coaches and teammates for an unfortunate mistake,Ē Blackstock said. ďI did not intentionally violate the policy, but I know itís my responsibility to use only approved nutritional supplements, and I didnít realize I was taking an over-the-counter product that included a banned substance.Ē

The Bengals also re-signed running back Kenny Watson (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5744/;_ylt=AlxjojnNCd.puTmJeWyww3sdsLYF), who was released on Saturday when they needed to open a roster spot for receiver Chris Henry (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players;_ylt=ApPLSR8yD7rk5FUUyur.nkwdsLYF?type=las tname&first=1&query=Chris+Henry&q=Chris+Henry). The troubled receiver returned from a four-game suspension for misconduct and played in a 31-22 loss at Dallas, where he didnít have a pass thrown his way.

Watson carried seven times for 32 yards in the first four games, when he was Chris Perry (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6785/;_ylt=AqvL63rfyY6l2DHj9FGEv10dsLYF)ís backup. His return gives the Bengals three tailbacks, including Cedric Benson (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/7180/;_ylt=AiePtcT6N.Fsv7WwGkuVmSgdsLYF), who was signed last week as a free agent.

Cincinnati also added rookie cornerback Simeon Castille (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/9054/;_ylt=AmqmRoTsDldbbHdGld585yIdsLYF) to their practice squad on Tuesday. Castille, an undrafted free agent from Alabama, played in the first four games and was waived last Friday.

:busted1: The Bungels just keep adding players to their list of failures/criminals :evilshake:

10-08-2008, 06:53 AM
HaHaHa..they are a joke of a franchise.

10-08-2008, 08:35 AM
Why not suspend the whole roster they suck anyways!
Bengals= Thug nation! :nono:

10-08-2008, 08:40 AM
Not very surprising. This team always has players in trouble.

10-08-2008, 08:41 AM
a performance-enhancing substance.

He has played in all five games,and has four tackles

Guess he got ripped off, the substance don't seem to work.

10-08-2008, 09:23 PM
^ LOL. It would appear that way.

What a shock. Another arrest for the Bungals.