Bengals' Purify suspended one game

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Cincinnati - The National Football League has suspended Bengals wide receiver Maurice Purify for one game without pay and fined him two game-checks for a violation of the league's personal conduct policy.

The Enquirer reported Monday that Purify's penalty will be enforced for Cincinnati's season-opener on September 12 at New England. The paper also quoted the price of the fine was $46,470.58.

Purify's punishment came as a result of an arrest for a May 4 incident at Jefferson Hall in Newport, Kentucky. The 24-year-old had been arrested and charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct, but all charges were eventually dropped.

The wideout's representatives plan on appealing the suspension, which is slated to begin this Saturday.

Should Purify, who has not played in any of the Bengals' three preseason games, not make the final 53-man roster, the suspension will still be enforced for the first two weeks of the season.


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