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Report: Cedric Benson gets 3-game suspension

Posted on: September 22, 2011 5:09 pm
Edited on: September 22, 2011 6:24 pm
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Has NFL suspended Benson for 3 games? (US PRESSWIRE)
Posted by Ryan Wilson

Bengals running back Cedric Benson will face a three-game suspension for player-conduct violations that happened during the lockout, Yahoo.com's Mike Silver reported Thursday afternoon.

It's the first instance of the league punishing a player for something that took place during the four-month lockout. Interestingly, Aqib Talib, Kenny Britt and Brandon Marshall all had legal entanglements during that time but avoided NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's wrath.

Benson, who was sentenced to 20 days in jail earlier this month for assaulting an Austin, Texas bartender in 2010, will appeal the suspension next Tuesday.

Silver adds that "If the appeal does not result in a reduction or elimination of the suspension, Benson would miss Cincy's games vs. Buffalo, Jacksonville and Indianapolis," though he would be available for the Bengals' game this Sunday against the 49ers.

Through two weeks, Benson has 41 carries for 180 yards (4.4 average) and he's scored a touchdown. He's also been invaluable to rookie quarterback Andy Dalton, who will now have to rely on running backs Brian Leonard (2 rushes, 15 yards) and Bernard Scott (6 rushes, 13 yards) if Benson's suspension is upheld.

In other Bengals-related news, players Jerome Simpson and Anthony Collins were questioned by authorities earlier this week after another person at Simpson's home signed for a delivery package that contained a 2.5-pound bag of high-grade marijuana from California.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: February 21, 2012 11:24 am
 

Report: Cedric Benson gets 3-game suspension




Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 1:27 am
 

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Since: Nov 19, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 2:26 am
 

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Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: September 23, 2011 11:48 am
 

Report: Cedric Benson gets 3-game suspension

Just one question when does Hines Ward start his suspension? Oh thats right he does have to take one of his DUI.




Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: September 23, 2011 10:55 am
 

Report: Cedric Benson gets 3-game suspension

Everyone was probably lighting up a bowl or getting into a fight instead of playing football.

True, JET JET JET. Except, I'd add that Simpson and Collins apparently weren't lighting up bowls. Apparently, they were also using their home as the hub for a drug ring. And you know what they say: "Don't get high on your own supply."

On another note, your screenname and avatar, in combination, don't make sense. 



Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: September 23, 2011 10:31 am
 

Report: Cedric Benson gets 3-game suspension

This guy is beyond bipolar.  I remember when the Bears drafted him and he went on an odd rant in his speech.  I knew right then and there that the man was half a tard. 

Angelo should have been fired simply for that pick alone.



Since: Mar 15, 2010
Posted on: September 23, 2011 10:07 am
 

Report: Cedric Benson gets 3-game suspension

No wonder Carson Palmer left. Everyone was probably lighting up a bowl or getting into a fight instead of playing football....



Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: September 23, 2011 9:59 am
 

Report: Cedric Benson gets 3-game suspension

Players that continue to be arrested and get involved in the law should be kicked out of the nfl. Cant they be normal and not get arrested they get paid so much and play football as there job its a luxury fantasy life and some players dont deserve it.... NFL gets a bad name when players do this and they look like they have 00000 control of the league.


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