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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: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: September 23, 2011 9:48 am
 

Report: Cedric Benson gets 3-game suspension

Britt and Talib will get theirs after they are in court... don't worry! REPEAT offenders who committed stupid and ILLEGAL acts during the lockout will be suspended once they have gone through the courts. The only player I know of who was suspended without even being charged, tried, or convicted was Ben R. Benson should man up and take his punishment without whining. If he wants to play in the NFL maybe he should stop getting in lovers quarrels with guys and punching them in the face!! Just saying!



Since: Aug 17, 2010
Posted on: September 23, 2011 9:44 am
 

Report: Cedric Benson gets 3-game suspension

Did you even read the story? It happened in 2010 not 2011.



Since: Sep 30, 2006
Posted on: September 23, 2011 9:16 am
 

Report: Cedric Benson gets 3-game suspension

Normally, I would be OK with a suspension (and as a Bengals fan, expect such) but the incident happened when Benson was locked out. Technically, he was not even an NFL player at the time. Consider this: if you were fired from your job, got into trouble, then, with full knowledge of your actions your employer rehired you, would you think a suspension is justified?

The Bengals get picked on for such things, and that's life. Bengals culture is one of players who often step over the line of the law, and deserve punishment.

I think Cedric deserved punishment, but I don't think the NFL has any grounds to punish someone who was not a player at the time.



Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: September 23, 2011 9:01 am
 

Report: Cedric Benson gets 3-game suspension

 gets suspended for 4 games without being arested or convicted of any crimes, but this guy is only going to get 3 games.... give me a break.



Since: Aug 9, 2010
Posted on: September 23, 2011 8:52 am
 

Report: Cedric Benson gets 3-game suspension

Talib and Britt will get theres in time once there cases are heard in court or they plea out, these 2 will have there day with Mr.Goodell. The timing is the only issue I have with this; why wasn't Benson suspended already? He did his time and should have been suspended for the first 3 games of the season if there was going to a suspension.



Since: Oct 9, 2007
Posted on: September 23, 2011 8:39 am
 

Report: Cedric Benson gets 3-game suspension

The difference between Talib, Britt and Bensen is Bensen was sentenced to jail where Talib and Britt have not had their trial yet. If either of the 2 are proven guilty in any sense or even take a plea deal to lessen the charges Goodell will come down on these guys as well. The other 2 idiots aren't out of the woods yet.



Since: Oct 9, 2007
Posted on: September 23, 2011 8:36 am
 

Report: Cedric Benson gets 3-game suspension

Between Jerome Simpson and Cedric Bensen, the Bengals are...well.. THE BENGALS. The more things change we realize they are really the same.



Since: May 11, 2007
Posted on: September 23, 2011 1:12 am
 

Report: Cedric Benson gets 3-game suspension

He was sentenced to 20 days in jail. And he hasen`t been suspended yet? With his past he should have been suspended for at least a year by now. The league needs to take a harder stand with pieces of crap like him. It`s showing the youth of America that it`s ok the lie, cheat, steal, hide evidence in a murder case... As long as you "say"(although most lie about that, too) your sorry, we`ll welcome you back, with open arms.


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Since: Mar 18, 2011
Posted on: September 23, 2011 12:59 am
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Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: September 23, 2011 12:56 am
 

Report: Cedric Benson gets 3-game suspension

Seems a little late and out of nowhere. Don't have the exact details of the event. And I'm sure few on here do either. But for the supreme being to sit back for so long then jack this guy alone is strange. There may be more behind this. Cincy held its own the first few weeks and may be improved actually from the dead weight its jettisoned.... And yeah Palmer was part of it.  These clowns with the typical cliché jokes on the state of that franchise are pretty simple themselves. The stuffs league wide. That team has a young core of talent and could surprise


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