Police Chief Commissioner Roger Goodell cleared middle linebacker Odell Thurman to be able to practice with the Bengals. Thurman has been suspended for two years and this will most likely lead to his reinstatement. Although, this doesn’t guarantee that he will get reinstated it looks like if he stays out of trouble he will be able to rejoin the team for good.
While no timetable has been announced by the league regarding Thurman’s possible reinstatement, it is believed that Goodell will consider his case sometime next month, likely after the Pro Bowl game. It is expected that Thurman will meet with Goodell before a ruling is made on whether he can resume his career.
“We see it as a positive,” Thurman’s agent Safarrah Lawson said Saturday in a phone interview with The Associated Press. “It’s an opportunity to get reacclimated with the team, to work with the strength and conditioning staff in preparation, hopefully, for minicamp and training camp.”
- Cincy’s Thurman cleared to practice, still awaits reinstatement decision – ESPN