Bengals CB Jonathan Joseph received a one game suspension from the NFL for violating the substance abuse policy today. Joseph is a first time offender, which is why he only got one game rather than the 4 game policy that is usually enforced. But it appears that “hard ass” Goddell continues to lay down the law. Yet another Bengals defensive play
The NFL ruling stems from Joseph’s arrest in Kentucky back in January for marijuana possession. The case had been dismissed back in the spring after Joseph went into a diversionary program and complied with what the Bengals say is all league and law-enforcement obligations.
Joseph joins Bengals wideout Chris Henry on the suspended list, who was again in court today himself, facing probation violations. Henry did have all eight probation violations dismissed however, and should still plan on being back in uniform in 4 games.