Former secound-round pick by the Titans, Antwan Odom, is facing a four-game suspension by the National Football League.
Odom tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug [PED], which is a violation of the leagues steroid policy.
He was drafted 57th overall, in 2004, by the Tennessee Titans. The Defensive End played in Nashville for four seasons where he racked up 8 sacks in 2007 before hitting free agency.
In 2008, he signed a five-year, $29.5 million, deal with the Cincinnati Bengals. Last season, in week 6, he ruptured his Achilles Tendon, thus ending his season. He had already tallied 8 sacks on the young season.
His highlight in the '09 season came when he sacked Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers five-times. That was good enough to earn him AFC Defensice Player of the Month, for September.
With the Bengals set to face the Patriots on Sunday, Odom is currently appealing the decision.
This is what he tweeted late Thursday evening:
On Friday 10th September 2010, @AntwanOdom98 said:
To my fans and teammates: Please don't believe the rumors. Yes I tested positive for a banned substance but it wasn't steroids or PEDs. More details to come but for now it's a league issue that's under appeal. Just know that I would never cheat to gain an edge in this game that I love. Don't lose your faith in me and please don't pass judgement based on vicious rumors until all the facts are known. Thank you for all your support I really need it now.
I love all of you,