In a move that brings some quick relief to the Bengals and linebacker Odell Thurman, the two men that accused him of kicking them and hitting them last week at a party have dropped their complaint. The two Georgia men had stated that Thurman assaulated them early Sunday after an argument and a home. They even stated that Thurman’s brother – Willie, threatened them with a gun.
There was talk that the two men were simply out for money, but that was never determined. As for dropping their complaint, the deputy clerk of Magistrate Court in Jasper County did not know why the two men are not going forward against Thurman.
If the two men were out for cash, they went after a player with already enough problems against him. Thurman was suspended by the league last year for skipping a drug test. He then was suspended for the year after his arrest on a drunken driving charge. He is scheduled to apply for reinstatement on Monday with the NFL.
Thurman led the Bengals in tackles in his rookie season of 2005 with 148. He was drafted in the second round out of Georgia. With the amount of issues the Bengals have had with players during the term of Marvin Lewis, it’s about time the team gets some good news. This could be a step in that right direction.