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NFL nullifies Bengals’ contract with Christo Bilukidi


The Bengals announced Monday that the NFL has nullified the team’s contract with defensive tackle Christo Bilukidi because Bilukidi “does not have the proper documentation to work in the United States at this time.”

Bilukidi, who is Canadian, does not have the needed work permit, the Bengals said.

Bilukidi, 23, notched five tackles and one sack in five games for the Raiders earlier this season. He was waived on October 23. According to the Bengals, Bilukidi had a work permit with the Raiders, but it “will not currently transfer.”

The Bengals are now left with an open roster spot. They placed star defensive tackle Geno Atkins on injured reserve Monday, leaving them with 52 players on the roster.

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20 Responses to “NFL nullifies Bengals’ contract with Christo Bilukidi”
  1. nflofficeadmin says: Nov 4, 2013 5:25 PM

    Don’t be mad Christo, the Saskatchewan Roughriders are hiring.

  2. FoozieGrooler says: Nov 4, 2013 5:29 PM

    So what’s the problem?
    They let Ted Cruz work here…

  3. hrdcorbengalsfan says: Nov 4, 2013 5:36 PM

    So get him a new work permit?

  4. Suck for the Duck says: Nov 4, 2013 5:43 PM

    Maybe he could sign with the Vikings. They only win outside the United States.

  5. nice2meetumarco says: Nov 4, 2013 5:55 PM

    He’s trying to steal American jobs!

  6. golflegal says: Nov 4, 2013 6:09 PM

    Should have just snuck through the southern border…

  7. seattlecvd says: Nov 4, 2013 6:14 PM

    Now, it is messing with football, and that is going too far. It is time for real immigration reform.

  8. h0c2000 says: Nov 4, 2013 6:27 PM

    The Bills? He can play the home games at least.

  9. bigbaldpapahawk says: Nov 4, 2013 6:28 PM

    If he came through illegally, nobody would be bothering him.

  10. moss49thteam says: Nov 4, 2013 6:28 PM

    After watching the Raiders Eagles game last night, I am surprised they can afford to let 5 tackles and 1 sack walk?

  11. chinahand11 says: Nov 4, 2013 6:46 PM

    You would think that a person of that stature (pro football player) his team would find a way to hasten appropriate work documentation. Just saying.

  12. kicksave1980 says: Nov 4, 2013 6:54 PM

    NHL teams have this problem a lot, and honestly, I know firsthand that the paperwork needed (usually) takes only a couple of days to get. There’s either more to this or the Bengals just can’t be bothered with signing/sending the papers.

  13. jeremycrowhurst says: Nov 4, 2013 7:24 PM

    This stuff is generally handled by the agent, and if he’s a walk-on from the CFL, he may well not have one.

    Tough break, given that the CFL (regular) season is now over, so he doesn’t have a team to go back to.

  14. stoolerz says: Nov 4, 2013 7:36 PM

    If he came to pick lettuce he’d be okay

  15. mrbigg513 says: Nov 4, 2013 7:40 PM

    Bring in Richard Seymour

  16. craigjosh says: Nov 4, 2013 7:43 PM

    So you don’t have to be from the US to be commander and chief, but you best have your citizenship if you want to play Nose Tackle in Cincinnati? ….sorry, I had too

  17. jakeplummersghost says: Nov 4, 2013 8:24 PM

    ^Hawai’i is a part of the USA, buddy. It’s not not 1958.

    Unless of course you were insinuating that the current president is “not from America” because his dad was Kenyan. I GUARANTEE you’ve got ancestors not born here. Four more years, get over it, you lost!

  18. golflegal says: Nov 4, 2013 9:53 PM

    ^^^^ Of course he’s not saying he was born in Kenya… heck the POTUS felt so strongly about being born in Hawaii that he spent over $4M in legal fees to prove that he was born in the US and not Kenya. I’m sure all of the $4M went to making sure that copy machine had good paper, new toner, and next day insured delivery service. What else would he need that $4M for?

  19. woopyourass says: Nov 4, 2013 10:09 PM

    Can’t be that hard to fix

  20. leamer says: Nov 4, 2013 11:59 PM

    Isn’t that covered b NAFTA???

    The CFL should retaliate!

    Bump up the mandatory number of Canadian players on CFL teams to 6!!!!!

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