Hall could face league discipline

Cincinnati Bengals starting cornerback Leon Hall is not out of the woods just yet.

Despite his drunken driving case being reduced this week to a misdemeanor charge of reckless operation of a vehicle, the former first-round pick could face a fine or suspension before the 2009 season.

"Yes, he is still under review for potential discipline," NFL spokesperson Greg Aiello said Tuesday. "Pleading to a lower charge doesn't prevent you from discipline."

The league is expected to examine the facts of the case and determine what to do next with Hall. According to the Bengals, Hall hasn't had any additional transgressions with the law. That could work in Hall's favor, because the NFL typically grants leniency to first-time offenders.

Hall, 24, is entering his third year with Cincinnati and started 26 games the past two seasons. He's recorded 143 tackles and eight interceptions during his career.

James Walker covers the AFC North for ESPN.com.