Odom’s appeal denied; will serve 4-game suspension

In a story first reported on Three-Way Chili, Bengals defensive end Antwan Odom will be suspended four games for taking a performance-enhancing drug.

Odom appealed the suspension, but was shot down by the NFL on Friday.

Athletes always have ridiculous excuses when busted with PEDs and Odom is certainly no exception. In fact, his is even more absurd than the norm. According to Bengals.com, Odom claims to have “taken one of his wife’s prescription weight-loss pills by accident.”

Wow. I’ve heard a truckload of excuses, but that is right up there with the best of them. Yeah, Antwan, we believe you. And Barry Bonds was also clean. And Brian Cushing’s lame-ass excuse was completely legit. And O.J. Simpson is not a murderer. By the way, I’m sure your wife appreciates you letting everyone know she’s fat while you try and clear your name. And how do you “accidentally” take one of her pills exactly? Comedy Central is waiting for the clarification there.

So, the Bengals’ trainwreck of a 2010 season continues. Not that it could get any worse after losing to two of the weakest teams in the NFL in back-to-back weeks: the Browns and the Bucs.