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No suspension for Cedric Benson

Posted on: July 30, 2010 3:30 pm
 
In a somewhat surprising move, Roger Goodell has chosen not suspend Bengals running back Cedric Benson for violatiC. Benson (US Presswire)ng the league’s Personal Conduct Policy. Adam Schefter first reported the story. Benson was arrested in Austin, TX and charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly punching an employee of Annie's West bar in the face. Goodell met with Benson last week and, apparently, came away sold on Benson’s side of the story. (Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis backed Benson days earlier.)

Many people believe Benson is a previous offender of the conduct policy because of his BWI (boating while intoxicated) and DWI arrests in the summer of 2008. But those charges were both dropped. Thus, Goodell may have simply viewed Benson as a player with no prior record.

-- Andy Benoit

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Since: Jul 22, 2007
Posted on: July 30, 2010 5:07 pm
 

No suspension for Cedric Benson

Makes no sense. Big Ben has also had "both charges dropped" and has been vilified by the media- yet he got a 6 game suspension.   The only thing Big Ben is guilty of ..is being used by young, beautiful women.. and we're all guilty of that.  I'm not a Steelers fan - but I think Big Ben got a bad rap!  I'm sure his sentence will be reduced to 4 games (which I hope he doesn't - because they play MY Dolphins in Week 7 (GAME 6)-- but it should.  BAD MOVE GOODELL--  not for NOT suspending Benson-- but FOR suspending Roethlisberger.



Since: Jul 8, 2007
Posted on: July 30, 2010 3:57 pm
 

No suspension for Cedric Benson

Way to be consistent Goodell..


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