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In Brief : Wilson Missing Since Suspension

From Times wire services

Cincinnati Bengals running back Stanley Wilson has not been heard from since he was suspended for drug use Saturday, the day before his team lost the Super Bowl, his agent and team spokesmen said.

Wilson missed the championship game because he was found incoherent with crack cocaine in his hotel room after failing to show up for dinner and a team meeting Saturday, Bengals Assistant General Manager Mike Brown said Monday.

Brown and Plantation police spokesman Ed Plaisted said Bengals coaches took Wilson from the hotel where the team was staying to the Omni International hotel to separate him from the other players.

Wilson’s Los Angeles agent, Reggie Turner, said no one has heard from the player since he sneaked out of the Omni Saturday night, although Turner discounted rumors that he may have taken his own life.

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“With the high level of cocaine addiction that Stanley has, we’re not putting limitations on anything that might result,” Turner said. “Stanley’s family does not feel he has the personality to be suicidal. But, by the fact we have not heard from him, obviously we are concerned and worried.”


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