NFL Suspends Cincinnati Linebacker

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Tuesday Oct. 7, 2008
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The NFL has suspended Bengals reserve
linebacker Darryl Blackstock for the next four games because he
used a performance-enhancing substance.

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

The Bengals also re-signed running back Kenny Watson, who was
released on Saturday when they needed to open a roster spot for
receiver Chris Henry. The troubled receiver returned from a
four-game suspension for misconduct and participated in a 31-22
loss at Dallas, where he didn't have a pass thrown his way.

Watson carried seven times for 32 yards in the first four games
as Chris Perry's backup. His return gives the Bengals three
tailbacks, including Cedric Benson, who was signed last week as a
free agent.

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