NFL suspends Bengals CB

Baltimore Ravens running back Bernard Pierce (30) tries to get around Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris (37) at Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati won the game 23-17. 

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Bengals cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris has been suspended two games for violating the NFL’s policy against substances of abuse.

The team made the announcement Wednesday afternoon with a statement from the NFL declaring the third-year pro out of Tennessee-Chattanooga is eligible to participate in all preseason practices and games but will miss the Bengals’ first two regular season contests and forfeit two game checks.

He is eligible to return Sept. 15, one day after Cincinnati faces the Atlanta Falcons.

Lewis-Harris, 25, has played in eight regular season games over the past two years for the Bengals, notching five tackles.