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No Evidence Of Arson In Fire Of Bengals Antwan Odom's Home

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In mid-March, Antwan Odom lost his $1.2 million Mason (go Comets) house to a fire, which was described as a "total loss." Thankfully Odom wasn't home, spending time in Alabama with his family.

In a Tuesday news release, the Ohio's State Fire Marshall's office said that the fire is "undetermined and that no evidence of a crime was found." That means that no evidence of arson took place.


Odom, 29, had a turbulent season last year that he'd rather forget. After a virus caused him to lose 20 pounds during training camp, Odom missed the third game of the year against the Carolina Panthers due to a wrist injury. He returned for the following two games until he was slapped with a four-game suspension for a "violation of the league policy on performance enhancing substitutes".

The substance, according to Odom's attorney, was the result of "taking one of his wife's perscription weigh loss pills by mistake."

He was actived onto the 53-man roster, granted a one-week exemption and listed as inactive during week 12 because of his wrist injury. He was later placed on Injured Reserve and finished the season with four tackles and no quarterback sacks.

Odom's spot on the roster is by no means secure. Save for a five-sack game against the Green Bay Packer in 2009, Odom has posted six quarterback sacks in 22 games played, missing the other 26 regular season games due to an injury or league imposed suspension.

Signed through 2012, Odom is expected to earn $9.8 million in base salary through the next two seasons.