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Chad Owes $13,000 In Taxes

Wide receiver Chad Johnson reportedly owes $13,000 in back taxes on his Cincinnati home, according to a local Fox News Station in Ohio.

The Hamilton County Auditor's Office claims that the star hasn't paid a dime for the condo he bought in the area nearly four years ago.

The office claims that he's delinquent $12,780, $8,000 of which would have gone to Cincinnati's public schools.

Via Fox Sports

Alouettes Sign WR Peter Warrick

Peter Warrick, a former first-round pick of the NFL?s Bengals, signed with the CFL?s Montreal Alouettes on Tuesday, as reported by the Canadian Press.

Warrick was selected fourth overall by Cincinnati in the 2000 NFL draft. He played five seasons with the Bengals before joining the Seahawks in 2005 and helped the team reach the Super Bowl before losing to the Steelers.

Warrick was released by Seattle on Sept. 2, 2006.

Via The Canadian Press

Palmer Lights Into Johnson, Housh

Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer believes that wide receivers Chad Johnson and T.J. Houshmandzadeh should be in camp with the team, according to a report on ESPN.com.

"You'd hope that a guy like Chad and a guy like T.J. would be here helping guys out and trying to make the team better in that way," Palmer said Wednesday. "But they've got to handle their own business themselves, too."

Both players are skipping the team's voluntary workouts - Johnson because he wants to be traded and Houshmandzadeh because he prefers to work out at home.


Rep: Thurman's Release Came After Family Dispute

According to one of linebacker Odell Thurman's representatives, the Bengals released him after a dispute over the amount of time Thurman was away from the team dealing with a family matter, according to ESPN.com.

Thurman's grandmother pasted away last week, but the team did not mention anything specific when announcing his release.

"The NFL provided Odell the opportunity to earn his way back onto our team, but we have not seen the right steps taken by him," Bengals' Coach Marvin Lewis said. "With our offseason work in progress and new talent added at our linebacker position, we've determined it's best to keep moving in a direction that does not include Odell."


Bengals Cut Ties With LB Thurman

After missing all of the past two seasons due to violations of the NFL's substance abuse policy, the Bengals waived linebacker Odell Thurman on Monday, as reported by ESPN.com.

Via espn.com

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