NFL suspends Cincinnati Bengals defensive end DeQuin Evans for eight games

July 28, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals defensive end DeQuin Evans (left) blocks with offensive tackle Reid Fragel (right) during training camp at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati Bengals defensive end DeQuin Evans can add his name to the extraordinary long list of NFL suspensions that have been handed down during training camp as today, he was suspended by the league for eight games.

Per Geoff Hobson:

#Bengals DE Evans suspended first 8 games for violating NFL policy for performance enhancing substances

The NFL doesn’t suspend players eight games for a first violation, so this is obviously the second time Evans has been caught with his hand in the cookie jar.

Evans has been seen in recent weeks battling on HBO’s Hard Knocks and was potentially going to earn a roster spot, but that seems extremely unlikely now considering he’ll miss half of the season.

An undrafted free agent, Evans might have punched his ticket out of the league with his second positive test for performance enhancing substances.

There’s no word if the Hard Knocks camera crew is still filming (it’s very possible considering there are still roster cuts to be made), so if they are, that should make for some interesting television.

Topics: Cincinnati Bengals, DeQuin Evans

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