Thursday, June 14, 2012
Moch suspension extends Bengals' streak
By Jamison Hensley
The Cincinnati Bengals are looking to end the NFL's longest playoff win drought (21 seasons) this year. But there's another rough streak that got extended this week for Cincinnati.
The NFL officially announced that linebacker Dontay Moch has been suspended for the first four games of the season because he violated the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.
This marks the third straight year that a Bengals player has been suspended by the NFL for taking performance-enhancing substances. Guard Bobbie Williams was disciplined last season, and defensive end Antwan Odom was punished in 2010.
Moch, a third-round pick in 2011, is looking to rebound from a disappointing rookie season which saw him inactive for every game and avoid the same fate as Williams and Odom, who weren't with the Bengals the year following their suspended one. Odom was out of the league last season but the Ravens and Broncos could potentially show interest in him this year. Williams missed the final three games last season with a broken ankle before signing with Baltimore last week.