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Cedric Benson meeting with Commissioner on Thursday

Bengals running back Cedric Benson enjoys the support of coach Marvin Lewis in the wake of Benson’s recent arrest for assault.  Whether he has the support of Commissioner Roger Goodell remains to be seen.

Per a league source, Benson will meet with Goodell on Thursday.

The timing is curious, given that Benson’s pending criminal case has not yet been resolved.  Then again, it’s possible that the league office regards Benson as a repeat offender under the Personal Conduct Policy, even though two prior arrests (drunk driving, drunk boating) resulted in no conviction or guilty plea.

Then there’s the fact that Benson didn’t bother to tell the team or the league about the recent charges before officially being arrested.  Though he claims that he emerged from the incident at an Austin, Texas club believing he was the victim, Benson learned a couple of weeks later in no uncertain terms that a club employee contends that Benson committed assault.  Under the language of the Personal Conduct Policy, which require a prompt report after any incident that “may be” a violation, Benson did himself no favors by not calling the Bengals immediately after being contacted by a detective regarding the allegations.

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19 Responses to “Cedric Benson meeting with Commissioner on Thursday”
  1. andrewtrice says: Jul 20, 2010 4:07 PM

    Not only was he not convicted or forced to enter a guilty plea, Benson was not indicted! A grand jury chose not to indict Benson. So, a criminal proceeding was never truly started against him. Some moronic police officers tried to press some bogus charges against Benson, and a grand jury rejected their attempts … twice. And now, more morons are trying to press bogus charges against Benson. It must be rough being rich, black and famous in Texas.

  2. BeaverThomas says: Jul 20, 2010 4:08 PM

    I would hate to lose him for 4 games (or more), but at the same time Leonard and Scott can get it done. Plus they will probably keep another RB anyway this year with all this crap going on.
    WHO DEY ANYWAY!

  3. Nate is Gay for Brady says: Jul 20, 2010 4:15 PM

    I guess I’m not drafting him in my fantasy team. He was a good boy one year, now he’s back to being a turd.

  4. nflisking says: Jul 20, 2010 4:15 PM

    Typical Bungals – what do you expect?

  5. The Nasti says: Jul 20, 2010 4:35 PM

    Florio, I really wish they would fire you.

  6. funi says: Jul 20, 2010 4:42 PM

    He wont’ get anything because of his race! If he was white with no charges he gets 6 games!

  7. Airperuvian says: Jul 20, 2010 4:43 PM

    nflisking says:
    July 20, 2010 4:15 PM
    Typical Bungals – what do you expect?
    ————————————————–
    First whats so typical of the bengals. That they havent gotten as many arrests as the other teams like for instance steelers. As for what i expect, well you got me on this one cuz i wasnt expecting him to get arrested but i am expecting for more little kids who get hard ons with thinking of the past to come up with more jokes. Hey go grow up and start living in the present instead of dwelling on the past which is pretty apparent you do.

  8. Kaz says: Jul 20, 2010 4:47 PM

    There is so much misinformation in this report. But I’ll let you have it. Benson will be fine. Like Marvin said. If there was a suspension coming he wouldn’t have taken up for him so strongly….

  9. steelcityrapists says: Jul 20, 2010 4:51 PM

    nflisking says:
    July 20, 2010 4:15 PM
    Typical Bungals – what do you expect?
    _________________________________
    Typical 40 yr old Virgin response from a guy who probably lives in parents basement

  10. spyboots says: Jul 20, 2010 4:52 PM

    Isn’t just an accusation all that is needed nowadays? Charges, arrests, indictments, and convictions are not necessary per the “fuhrer.”

  11. oruacat2 says: Jul 20, 2010 4:57 PM

    One more time – how does one spit blood on another person if that spitter wasn’t hit first? lol

  12. nflisking says: Jul 20, 2010 5:16 PM

    Hey steelcityrapists & Airperuvian
    The Bungals have been the turd franchise of the NFL for most of the last decade. Everybody realizes that. Throw in the fact that they continue to suck year in and year out and have won maybe 2-3 playoff games in last 20 years and, yea, TYPICAL BUNGALS.
    Why do you think very few out there are predicting that they will repeat as division champs? They have been the laughing stock of the NFL for 20 years now and the Benson situation only reaffirms all this.
    Let them go through a season with no arrests and actually win a playoff game and then maybe we can start to change our opinions.

  13. robert ethen says: Jul 20, 2010 5:29 PM

    Jolly Roger hands Benson his ass and says “See how many yards you can tote this, homeboy…”.

  14. njhitman says: Jul 20, 2010 5:42 PM

    Airperuvian says:
    July 20, 2010 4:43 PM
    nflisking says:
    July 20, 2010 4:15 PM
    Typical Bungals – what do you expect?
    —————– ——————– ————-
    First whats so typical of the bengals. That they havent gotten as many arrests as the other teams like for instance steelers. As for what i expect, well you got me on this one cuz i wasnt expecting him to get arrested but i am expecting for more little kids who get hard ons with thinking of the past to come up with more jokes. Hey go grow up and start living in the present instead of dwelling on the past which is pretty apparent you do.
    ——————————————-
    I think you need to go and look at the TURD WATCH you might learn something

  15. njhitman says: Jul 20, 2010 5:45 PM

    funi says:
    July 20, 2010 4:42 PM
    He wont’ get anything because of his race! If he was white with no charges he gets 6 games!
    ——————————-
    This is so TRUE how many black players have been charged and locked up and Goodell didn’t even give them a pep talk . Ben was NEVER CHARGED OR LOCKED UP and has to sit out apx 6 games . Its a race roll in the wrong way

  16. jwill007 says: Jul 20, 2010 6:06 PM

    “Then there’s the fact that Benson didn’t bother to tell the team or the league about the recent charges before officially being arrested. Though he claims that he emerged from the incident at an Austin, Texas club believing he was the victim”
    So Florio,
    I will ask you again are you more intersted in reporting FACTS related to football or just TMZ versions of stories..Have you completed your duediligence to find out what happened??? Or are you concerned with just hate on Cincy their fans andthing related to the players thats negative? Search for the article where Marv says…”we already knew about that” Terrible article Florio I guess the Cincy fans have been stickin it to you today….LOL….All we ask is for the facts to come out and be reported and this is a terrible example of that……And he most definitely was the victim but I understand your perception of us….

  17. kendog says: Jul 20, 2010 6:06 PM

    Let me guess, Florio. The guys that used to lock you in the locker when you were in high school, all wore Bengals jerseys, didn’t they?

  18. Nati Bengal says: Jul 20, 2010 7:58 PM

    Florio = Bengal Bashing Hater

  19. SwagUpTees.com says: Jul 20, 2010 10:19 PM

    Florio clearly doesnt check his own facts. The bengals organization knew well before bensons arrest about the incident. stop bashing florio.

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