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Cedric Benson arrested for assault

Posted on: July 17, 2011 11:55 am
Edited on: July 18, 2011 8:47 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

For the most part, the NFL has avoided a run of players getting in trouble with the law while not under team supervision. (Kenny Britt being the exception, of course.) The news, however, that Cedric Benson was arrested in Austin, Texas, early Sunday morning won't help that cause.

UPDATE (8:45 p.m. ET): According to wire reports, Benson was released from jail on Sunday following an arrest on an assault charge, the second year in a row he has gotten into trouble in his home state.

More details:
Travis County sheriff's spokesman Roger Wade said Benson was arrested in downtown Austin on a misdemeanor count of assault with bodily injury with family violence. Benson attorney Sam Bassett said in a statement the arrest followed "a conflict" between Benson and a male former roommate.

Wade said Benson posted a $10,000 bond and was released just before 2 p.m.

Bassett considers the "family violence" aspect of the charge erroneous "since the alleged male victim no longer is Mr. Benson's household member and was not a household member for the past few days." Conviction of assault with family violence would draw a stiffer penalty than simple assault.
The Bengals were predictably mum on the situation. "In cases like this, we don't feel it's appropriate to comment before there's some kind of legal resolution," team spokesman Jack Brennan said. 

Benson will be an unrestricted free agent in 2011 (assuming a reversion to old CBA rules), and there was a good chance that he could land a nice contract because of the market's demand for running backs.

Benson/Bengals Offseason

This arrest -- along with the fact that Benson has a previous assault charge from June 2010, in Austin -- won't do much to boost his value.

And depending on whether commissioner Roger Goodell and the league can enforce the personal conduct policy while the players are locked out, Benson could end up facing a suspension, something he miraculously avoided the last time he was arrested for assault.

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TDAISON
Since: Mar 9, 2008
Posted on: July 18, 2011 10:22 am
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Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: July 18, 2011 10:20 am
 

Cedric Benson arrested for assault

Yankee - I have no idea why the Bengals get the rap of having the most arrests.  Lerts take a look at this off season.  The Bengals have 3, but the Titans league the league with 4, all 4 being Kenny Britt, and Oakland and Philly both have 3.  in 2010 Denver lead the rap sheet total with 6 while the Bengals were tied for 9th with 2 with 3 other teams.  There were a total of 48 arrest last yr.  In 2009, the leader of the rap sheets were the Superbowl champs Saints with 4.  Then Bengals were again tied for 9th with 2 arrests with 5 other  teams having 2.  There were also 48 arrest in 2009.  In 2008 the NYG get the top spot with 6 after winning the superbowl the previous yr.  The Bengals were tied at 14th with 2 again.  they were tied with 8 other teams so again the yfall in the middle of the league.  So in the last 3 full sseasons and this off season the Bengals have a total of 9 arrests.  In this time frame the Titans lead the league with 13 arrest followed by Tampa Bay (12), Denver (11).  The bengals are tied with Indy and Washington with 9 during this period.  In the Bengals defense, they can no longer by called the leaders of the rap sheet.  The only reason you think that is because they basically are the only team that when someone is arrested from the Bengals they are all over the news.  Did anyone hear about the 9 guys from Indy over the 4 yrs.?  Did anyone hear about the 12 Bucs that got arrested or anyone other than Kenny Britt 6 times in the last 18 months?  The answer is no.
Jacksonville had 8 in 2007, Bengals 3.  you have to go back to 2006 when the Bengals lead the league with 10.  We are starting the 6th yr since the league really started looking at arrest since the Benglas had 10.  In 2005 the Vikings had 8 and the Bengals 3.  In 2004 the Vikings again lead the league with 4 and the Bengals 1.  In 2003 the Vivkings again lead the league with 4 again (why aren't the Vivkings getting the rap sheet bad press) and the Bengals had 2.  In 2002 the leader was Chicago with 4 and the Bengals had 0. In 2001 the leader of the rap sheet were the Browns with 6, the Bengals had 2.  So I think it is time to let the tital of the rap sheet go to someone else.  they had 1 yr were they had 10 in a season and that gives then the tital.  They haven't had more than 3 arrest in any other yr in the last 10yrs.



Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: July 18, 2011 10:18 am
 

Cedric Benson arrested for assault

All of them?  Most of them?  Some of them?  Or do you just enjoy generalizing? 
Do you enjoy being a part of the gay grammer police, or are you a black man trying to defend your race?  Get a life...  generalizing is quick and easy, and anyone with HALF a brain realizes that not everyone falls into the generalization. 

Black people talk loud in movies, have large male members, are always late....  Obviously not every black person falls into these categories, but there sure has been enough of them for generalizations to develop. 

There are plenty of generalizations for all races - some good, some bad... but we all realize it's not every single peroson.

Get over yourself.

CWergs




Since: May 16, 2008
Posted on: July 18, 2011 9:54 am
 

Cedric Benson arrested for assault

What's the point ? The jury will just show up in their burnt orange shirts and let him off like thet did on his 2 DWI arrests a couple of years ago. Maybe Cinci can sign Ray Caruth and get him on prison work release and sign up Anthony as a cheerleader now that she is out. This may be the most criminal franchise in the history of the world !!!



Since: Jan 3, 2010
Posted on: July 18, 2011 9:54 am
 

Cedric Benson arrested for assault

Maybe the Bears were right.



Since: Sep 16, 2009
Posted on: July 18, 2011 9:42 am
 

Cedric Benson arrested for assault

the bengals are one of the most misguided franchises in history. 



Since: Jan 19, 2007
Posted on: July 18, 2011 9:42 am
 

Cedric Benson arrested for assault

Some guys never learn. Way to be professional and comport yourself like a decent human being, Ced. You are NFL poison to some teams now, but there is probably some team still willing to take a chance on you. My guess is you cost yourself a lot of green on your next contract, just 'cause you can't handle yourself properly.



Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: July 18, 2011 9:01 am
 

Cedric Benson arrested for assault

Not sure why everyone says Benson is a Bengal and lump him in with the Bengals?  He is a FA and is not affiliated with ANY NFL team now or when the CBA is agreed upon.



Since: Mar 16, 2011
Posted on: July 18, 2011 8:49 am
 

Cedric Benson arrested for assault

For the most part, the NFL has avoided a run of players getting in trouble with the law while not under team supervision.

Wow. I could say a ton here, but I'll just leave it at the fact that I'm glad the NFL and its organizations babysit these bozos for half the year, each year. Same old pathetic stories. It's pretty obvious the league puts moral behavior in the back seat just to sell a ticket. Why do guys like Benson, Pacman, Britt and Vick even get a whiff of the league again after the garbage they pull? It's just such a disturbing pattern and it's a shame it gets ignored in large part. Money rules.



Since: Apr 1, 2011
Posted on: July 18, 2011 5:58 am
 

Cedric Benson arrested for assault

Run Carson Run........


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