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Bengals | Andre Smith to miss minicamp, to be fined

Cincinnati Bengals OT Andre Smith is will miss minicamp this week, according to head coach Marvin Lewis. "He's dealing with something he's got to get through." According to Joe Danneman of Fox 19 in Cincinnati, Lewis indicated that Smith is absent because of a personal reason not related to his January arrest for gun possession in an Atlanta airport. Smith's absence is also unrelated to his contract or on-field issues, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Lewis stated that the Bengals will find Smith for not showing up. "You have to be fair. There have to be ramifications," the coach said, according to Danneman. Smith can be fined $66,150 if he misses all three days of the mandatory minicamp. He didn't attend any of the team's organized team activities.

2013-06-11 10:49:03 | Source: ProFootballTalk.com - Mike Wilkening

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