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Cedric Benson sentenced to 20 days in jail

Posted on: August 29, 2011 5:01 pm
 
BensonPosted by Josh Katzowitz

You remember when Cedric Benson got arrested for assault, right? No, not the one from last month when he was accused of beating up his former roommate. No, I’m talking about the one from 2010 when he punched an Austin, Texas, bartender in the face after management tried to kick him out of the establishment.

Well, Benson was set to go to trial today, but instead, at the last minute, the prosecution and Benson’s team agreed to a plea deal. According to KXAN’s Chris Sadeghi, Benson pleaded no contest to the assault charge and was sentenced to 20 days in jail and a $4,000 fine.

As the Cincinnati Enquirer’s Joe Reedy writes, Benson will turn himself in during the Bengals Oct. 17 bye week and will spend the week in jail. Assuming he gets credit for good behavior, Benson will have served his time. He should be back in Cincinnati by Oct. 26 ready to return to the team.

“We are pleased that Mr. Benson took responsibility for his actions today,” assistant Travis County prosecuting attorney Corby Holcomb told the Austin American Statesman, via Reedy.

As for that most recent assault? Holcomb said Benson would enter into a deferred prosecution agreement. That means the charge will be dismissed if Benson stays clear of the law for a year. Holcomb also said Benson will serve 30 hours of community service and will pay about $5,000 worth of restitution to Clavens Charles, his former roommate.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 8:35 am
 

Cedric Benson sentenced to 20 days in jail




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Cedric Benson sentenced to 20 days in jail

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Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: August 31, 2011 12:03 am
 

Cedric Benson sentenced to 20 days in jail

Let me get this straight. Cedric the Entertainer gets a week in some Texas jail for punching a dude. Damn; those Austin judges are tough on crime. My concern is when he does "hard time". Does he walk into incarceration on that Monday, so he can view the MNF game or does he party all Monday with the fellas before showing up @ detention hungover on Tuesday. You make the call!



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: August 30, 2011 10:41 pm
 

Cedric Benson sentenced to 20 days in jail

That'a'bengal!



Since: Mar 20, 2009
Posted on: August 30, 2011 8:56 pm
 

Cedric Benson sentenced to 20 days in jail

If it was Ben R. he would probably be kicked out for a year

If it was ben, he would have raped some broad instead of punching someone in the face.



Since: Jul 29, 2011
Posted on: August 30, 2011 7:37 pm
 

Cedric Benson sentenced to 20 days in jail

Send him to Oakland.  Al Davis would love him!  He might resurrect his career and be the next 2,000 rusher!  Every time he touches the ball the loud speakers at The Colliseum can play the theme to Cops.  Bad Boys, Bad Boys, what'cha ya gonna do, what'ch ya goona do when they come for you...... he might just get motivated to run for those extra yards. 



Since: Feb 9, 2011
Posted on: August 30, 2011 4:56 pm
 

Cedric Benson sentenced to 20 days in jail

AND JUSTICE FOR ALL, (except for athletes, celebrities, people who become celebrities because they've committed a heinous act (see Anthony, Casey) , the rich, the ultra-rich and the politically connected.  



Since: Sep 16, 2009
Posted on: August 30, 2011 4:26 pm
 

Cedric Benson sentenced to 20 days in jail

LMAO!  The Bungles are something else boy.  They may be the first team in history to have a player spend his bye week in jail.  LOLOL. 


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