Bengals WR Purify suspended 1 game

Receiver Maurice Purify has been suspended for the Cincinnati

Bengals’ season opener because of his offseason arrest at a local

night spot.

The NFL also fined him an additional game check on Monday for

violating its personal conduct policy.

Purify signed with the Bengals before the 2008 season as an

undrafted free agent from Nebraska. He has spent most of his time

on the practice squad, appearing in only five games without

catching a pass.

He was arrested following a scuffle at a northern Kentucky night

spot in May, charged with a misdemeanor count of disorderly


Purify is eligible to play in the final preseason game at

Indianapolis on Thursday. He will miss the season opener Sept. 12

at New England.