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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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Comments

Since: Jan 10, 2010
Posted on: July 18, 2011 2:49 am
 

Cedric Benson arrested for assault

i dont blame carson palmer for wanting out of cinci by any means necessary. seems like there are baffoons around every corner and been like that for years.



Since: Aug 29, 2007
Posted on: July 18, 2011 1:53 am
 

Cedric Benson arrested for assault

Just when you thought the Steelers were a runaway for the funniest offseason history award, the Bengals have to go and make it interesting.



Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: July 18, 2011 1:09 am
 

Cedric Benson arrested for assault

I don't know when the lock out will be over, but everything seems to be normal in cincy, so at least we have that!



Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: July 18, 2011 12:45 am
 

Cedric Benson arrested for assault

Benson's obviously not to smart... with his history and all.  Why is it cBS has all the breaking news these days on smut.... Any sport, any level.  Is that a lucrative market for reporting? If anyone has an indiscretion or even if someone wants to claim they do.... factual or not. You can find it here. You guys got ANY sports related news thats not got a stench to it. Excluding distorted opinions of.... future predictions on who will be involved in... Smut



Since: Jul 18, 2011
Posted on: July 18, 2011 12:30 am
 

Cedric Benson arrested for assault

Jaded!!!...after 40 years of being a bengals fan you a far more than jaded. Your bengals have to lead the league in players with rap sheets. 



Since: Dec 28, 2008
Posted on: July 18, 2011 12:12 am
 

Cedric Benson arrested for assault

Here comes the crime spree they keep talking about.  No football = more thugs on the streets who should be at practice



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: July 18, 2011 12:04 am
 

Cedric Benson arrested for assault

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 .

Too bad the lockout didn't end sooner, hey Cedric? I guess he should now be called Cedric The Misdemeanor



Since: Mar 21, 2009
Posted on: July 17, 2011 11:55 pm
 

Cedric Benson arrested for assault

that is right long bomb  he may have only punched him once!  



Since: Aug 31, 2010
Posted on: July 17, 2011 11:46 pm
 

Cedric Benson arrested for assault

as i expext everyone is sticking up for the popular-thug/athlete because he was acting like an a-hole everyonr is so quick to defend the thug/asshole because you think just like he does.... if this prick acted that way to me he wouldf learn respect the way he should, the problem with great  young talent is sometimes they get big headed egos and think they run shit and they dont you may be greatly talented or you are 2nd or 3rd or more generated athletes that live off your ancestors names an they think they run shit and they DONT come to me for 1 week and act like that and I WILL MAKE A REAL MAN OUT OF YOUR PUNK ASSES YOU OVERRATED DISRESPECTFUL PUNKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Since: Oct 17, 2006
Posted on: July 17, 2011 10:38 pm
 

Cedric Benson arrested for assault

I love how everyone jumps in with their opinion without knowing any of the facts.  Sure Benson is a chucklehead, but don't be so quick to find him guilty in this case.  I'm a long-time (40+ years) Bengal fan, perhaps I have become jaded.


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