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Gay Ork Wang
07-17-2011, 05:49 PM
AUSTIN, Texas -- Running back Cedric 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.

Benson was a free agent after leading the Cincinnati Bengals in rushing each of the last three seasons. He hoped to stay with the Bengals and worked out with players in Cincinnati during the NFL's lockout.

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 running back will be an unrestricted free agent when the lockout ends. Teams aren't allowed to have contact with players until then.

"In cases like this, we don't feel it's appropriate to comment before there's some kind of legal resolution," Bengals spokesman Jack Brennan said.

Last summer, Benson was arrested over an alleged bar fight in Austin. Police charged him with misdemeanor assault for allegedly punching a bar employee in the face. Benson has denied the charge, and the case is pending.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell met with Benson about the arrest last year and decided not to punish him. Benson could face a suspension for his latest arrest once the players and the league reach a collective bargaining agreement, clouding his future in the NFL.

Benson was Chicago's first-round pick out of the University of Texas in 2005. He had two alcohol-related arrests with the Bears, who let him go in 2008. He signed as a free agent with the Bengals and led them in rushing yardage each of the last three years -- 747 yards in 2008, 1,251 yards in 2009 and 1,111 yards in 2010.

The 28-year-old running back was disappointed last season when the Bengals went away from their run-based offense that won them the AFC North title in 2009, then finished 4-12. After the Bengals changed offensive coordinators, Benson lobbied to stay in Cincinnati.

He was the second Bengals player arrested in the last week. Cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones was arrested last weekend in Cincinnati on misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct while intoxicated and resisting arrest. Court documents said Jones shouted profanities in a downtown bar and tried to pull away as officers arrested him. Jones has denied the allegations.

Jones' arrest also could draw a suspension from the NFL and might jeopardize his year of probation from a Nevada judge for his role in a 2007 Las Vegas strip club shooting that left three people injured.
http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/6777620/cincinnati-bengals-cedric-benson-jailed-family-assault-charge

stephenson86
07-17-2011, 05:50 PM
Why are some people so ******* stupid.

wordofi
07-17-2011, 06:46 PM
Carson Palmer?

Ness
07-17-2011, 08:47 PM
Why are some people so ******* stupid.

I don't know. I just don't know.

Pat Sims 90
07-17-2011, 09:13 PM
Looks like are ****** at RB then unless we get someone in FA. I doubt Mike Brown brings him back now for the Money he will want.

bearsfan_51
07-17-2011, 09:34 PM
Benson has been entitled for years. I remember when he cried on national TV because three guys were picked before him. He never accepted any blame for the fact that things didn't work out in Chicago, even though they tried everything to help him out.

He's a self-centered punk, and apparently a ***** too since he hits women. **** him, I hope he dies in a ditch.

BaLLiN
07-17-2011, 09:37 PM
Benson has been entitled for years. I remember when he cried on national TV because three guys were picked before him. He never accepted any blame for the fact that things didn't work out in Chicago, even though they tried everything to help him out.

He's a self-centered punk, and apparently a ***** too since he hits women. **** him, I hope he dies in a ditch.

I've read many conflicting articles and statements about how the bears treated Benson and the other way around. I do have to say that Benson seemed as if he wasn't giving his all against the colts in the superbowl.

phlysac
07-17-2011, 09:38 PM
What type of message does it send when Bernard Scott is the best behaved RB on your team? OUCH! lulz

bearsfan_51
07-17-2011, 09:39 PM
His teamates on the Bears hated him (because he's a self-centered *****), but the organization did everything they could.

ArkyRamsFan
07-17-2011, 09:56 PM
What type of message does it send when Bernard Scott is the best behaved RB on your team? OUCH! lulz

Well, hey now let's not forget about the presence of one Brian Leonard. I'm sure that although he is good for 2 yards and a face full of dirt, he does stay out of trouble and all.

Come to think of it what is a "radical" like that doing in Cincy?

phlysac
07-17-2011, 09:59 PM
Well, hey now let's not forget about the presence of one Brian Leonard. I'm sure that although he is good for 2 yards and a face full of dirt, he does stay out of trouble and all.

Come to think of it what is a "radical" like that doing in Cincy?

I said "RB" not "Unstoppable force of freak nature only matched by Jordyzzzzzzzzzzz"



:)

TitanHope
07-17-2011, 10:04 PM
Benson has been entitled for years. I remember when he cried on national TV because three guys were picked before him. He never accepted any blame for the fact that things didn't work out in Chicago, even though they tried everything to help him out.

He's a self-centered punk, and apparently a ***** too since he hits women. **** him, I hope he dies in a ditch.

I thought those were tears of joy and he was just overwhelmed by the moment. He was instead crying because he didn't go 'til #4?

soybean
07-17-2011, 10:13 PM
What I don't like is when fans say stuff like "it's just a marijuana charge, it's just a dui, or it's just a domestic violence charge"

I can bet 95 percent of people on this board haven't been convicted of a crime. How hard is it not to **** up, even if to you it's considered something small.

vidae
07-18-2011, 12:25 AM
Jeez bf51, why don't you tell us how you really feel? :)

fenikz
07-18-2011, 01:10 AM
he was a great 14th round pick in a keeper league 3 years ago so i can't hate him...actually now i can since i cant keep him anymore

bearsfan_51
07-18-2011, 01:36 PM
I thought those were tears of joy and he was just overwhelmed by the moment. He was instead crying because he didn't go 'til #4?
Yeah, if you can find it, watch the interview again. He bitches about how he's going to prove the Dolphins wrong because he thought they were going to take him at #2, nevermind the fact that the Bears gave him enough money to live like a king and he returned it by being lazy and ungrateful.

Nobody should ever complain about being a top 10 pick. It should be NFL draft law.

StripedWalrus
07-18-2011, 02:18 PM
Looks like are ****** at RB then unless we get someone in FA. I doubt Mike Brown brings him back now for the Money he will want.

This will lower his value greatly on the FA market now. If the Bengals will want to retain him he will cost alot less, Hopefully.

Monomach
07-20-2011, 09:25 AM
Benson got lazy; but he wasn't that way for the entirety of his Bears career. During his rookie season, he played as hard as I've ever seen a RB play. He hit defenders like he was a linebacker. He never ran for the sideline to avoid contact like Thomas Jones. I was sold on the guy going into that Super Bowl game. He played like a *&^%ing man out there.

Unfortunately, it seemed like every sound bite and interview coming from him came off as entitled and prima-donna-ish. Had he not held out for so long and given so many horrible interviews, he might still be the Bears starter today. Who knows?

That attitude is what caused Urlacher to end his Bears career in the locker room and on the practice field...but I don't blame Urlacher. I blame Lovie Smith. As the head coach, it's his job to recognize and defuse the situation. It's also his job to control his veterans and mentor his rookies so they don't act like fucktards every time a microphone is put in front of their face.

Oh, and I also blame Jerry Angelo for drafting a running back top five, especially when we had one. Idiot. Plenty of fans were screaming for Aaron Rodgers at the time...not that he'd be worth a damn had we gotten him.