Antwan Odom’s lawyer blames PED suspension on wife

CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 18: Defensive end Antwan Odem #98 of the Cincinnati Bengals is taken off the field on a cart after an injury against the Houston Texans at Paul Brown Stadium on October 18, 2009 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)

Listen to the crock that is coming out of Antwan’s Odom’s lawyer after the NFL suspended the defensive end for four games after he violated the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs.


“Antwan did not take a steroid or any other performance enhancing substance,” Cornwell said in a statement. “While driving after midnight from Alabama to Cincinnati to report to training camp, Antwan’s wife mistakenly opened her prescription pill bottle instead of Antwan’s and gave him one of her prescription weight-loss pills instead of Antwan’s medicine. Naturally, Antwan’s preseason urine test was positive for his wife’s medicine.”

Are you serious? This is the best that Odom and his lawyer could come up with? His wife accidentally gave him one of her prescription weight loss pills instead of his medicine? Come on.

I could only imagine how that conversation must have gone between Odom and his wife.

“Sit down, honey. Listen, I tested positive today for PEDs.”

“Oh no, Antwan – what’s going to happen?”

“Well, I’m going to get suspended four games, but I’m going to appeal the test and maybe I can avoid a suspension.”

“Well that’s good!”

“Yeah, that is good – real good. But I’m going to need you to take the fall here.”


“Yeah, I’m going to need you to tell everyone that you accidentally gave me some weight loss pills that were yours. My lawyer and I even figured out a date and a time when you could have done this.”

“Are you crazy?”

“Crazy in love…with you. And if you’re crazy in love with me, you’ll do this one little thing.”

“You and your lawyer are both idiots.”

“No doubt. You in?”

Although hey, maybe the story is true.

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