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Bengals rookie McNeal faces drug charge after arrest

HOUSTON -- Cincinnati Bengals rookie receiver Reggie McNeal
faces a drug charge stemming from his arrest earlier this week
outside a Houston nightclub.

McNeal, a former Texas A&M quarterback already charged with
resisting arrest, allegedly had a cigarette that contained an antihistamine
that is sometimes used as a sedative, Houston police spokesman Gabe
Ortiz said Friday.

The misdemeanor charge of possession of a dangerous drug was
added Tuesday, two days after McNeal scuffled with police when he
was refused entry into The Red Door nightclub, Ortiz said.

McNeal is out on bond and scheduled to appear in court next
week.

McNeal set an A&M record with 6,992 passing yards and rushed for
1,889 yards, the second most by an Aggies quarterback. The Lufkin,
Texas, native set a Big 12 record with 213 consecutive passes
without an interception.

McNeal was the Bengals' sixth-round pick and has played
sparingly.

He is the seventh Bengals player arrested this year.