Bengals DE Antwan Odom Suspended Four Games

The Cincinnati Bengals announced that defensive end Antwan Odom has been suspended four games for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy.

Odom had lost his appeal and will begin serving the suspension immediately. Odom is eligible to return to the team on November 15.

During his suspension, Odom will miss games against the Atlanta Falcons, Miami Dolphins, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Indianapolis Colts. Odom also forfeits $800,000 of his $3.4 million base salary.

Despite being limited to just six games in 2009, Odom lead the Bengals with 8 quarterback sacks. Through four games this season, Odom (6-5, 275) has four tackles and a pass defensed.

Michael Johnson and Frostee Rucker are expected to replace Odom at defensive end. Rucker has just five tackles, including a quarterback sack, this season, but leads the Bengals with six hits on opposing quarterbacks. Johnson, a third-round pick in 2009, has six tackles and a half-sack in 2010 after posting three sacks as a rookie.

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