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After two-year suspension, Bengals' Thurman allowed to return

Updated: April 22, 2008, 9:13 AM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has reinstated Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Odell Thurman, the team announced Monday.

Thurman missed the 2006 and 2007 seasons because of violations of the NFL's substance abuse policy. He tried to come back in 2007, but the league drug counselors did not rule in his favor.

Though Goodell said at the NFL owners meetings that he didn't have to rule on Thurman until around the start of training camp, Goodell gave Thurman permission to train at the ...

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