Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Antwan Odom has been suspended four games for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances, the league announced Friday.
Odom's suspension takes effect immediately.
He faced a suspension earlier this season but appealed, which slowed the process. Now Odom will begin sitting out games starting Oct. 24 against the Atlanta Falcons, once the Bengals (2-3) complete their bye week.
Odom also will miss the following games against the Miami Dolphins, Pittsburgh Steelers and Indianapolis Colts. He can rejoin Cincinnati's active roster on Nov. 15.
Odom has been battling injuries this season -- he left last Sunday's loss to Tampa Bay with an undisclosed injury -- and has just four tackles and no sacks. In October 2009, when he needed surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon, Odom was the Bengals' top pass rusher and was tied for the league lead with eight sacks at the time.
It hasn't been very good for Alabama football the past week - just glad none of our current players have been in the news for things like this. (knock on wood)