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Cedric Benson arrested, again

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With one unresolved legal issue possibly affecting his value on the free-agent market, Bengals running back Cedric Benson has a new one with which to contend.

Benson has been arrested and jailed in Travis County, Texas.  He’s charged with assault causing bodily injury to a family member.

The arrest, first reported within the hour by Ricky Doyle of Your News Now, occurred early Sunday.  According to records available online, Benson was booked at 6:42 a.m. local time.

Benson, who was cut by the Bears in June 2008 after completing two thirds of the boating-driving-flying-while-intoxicated Trifecta (allegedly), resurrected his career in Cincinnati during the 2008 season.  He rushed for 1,111 yards in 2010 and 1,251 in 2009.

The arrest, if the Bengals are willing to overlook it, makes his return to Cincinnati even more likely, given that there won’t be much of an alternative market for his services.

Meanwhile, Marvin White can take some consolation in the fact that he’s not the most recent member of the team to be arrested.  And now Pacman’s arrest from only a week ago suddenly seems like a faded memory.

All (or at least most) kidding aside, three Bengals have been arrested in a week.  Three.  We realize that owner Mike Brown has a higher tolerance for problem children given that he can get them on the cheap, but at some point he needs to re-evaluate this policy.

In fairness to the Bengals, the organization had been doing a good job lately of keeping guys on the right path, before the lockout prevented the team from interacting with the players in any way.  For this franchise in particular, the lockout can’t end quickly enough.

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90 Responses to “Cedric Benson arrested, again”
  1. boknowsvt says: Jul 17, 2011 11:59 AM

    Wow, this is bad…even for Bengals standards.

  2. bucks12965 says: Jul 17, 2011 12:11 PM

    Does that charge carry more weight than assaulting someone who is not a family member?

  3. tfbuckfutter says: Jul 17, 2011 12:12 PM

    “The arrest, if the Bengals are willing to overlook it,”:

    Hahaha….I like how you added the tongue-in-cheek caveat there.

    Well done.

  4. shieldsisland37 says: Jul 17, 2011 12:13 PM

    Is that why their uniforms are orange? So that they can go straight to prison without a clothes change?

  5. upperdecker19 says: Jul 17, 2011 12:13 PM

    “He’s charged with assault causing bodily injury to a family member.”

    A family that assaults together, stays together.

  6. commandercornpone says: Jul 17, 2011 12:14 PM

    did he cry for mommy this time?

  7. natigator says: Jul 17, 2011 12:14 PM

    WHO-DEY?

    This team is an embarassment at every level for both the league and Cincinnati.

    Bad Owner – check
    Bad GM – oh wait we dont have one, back to the Bad Owner – check x2
    Hapless Coaching Staff – check
    Bad On-Field Performance – check
    Bad Off-Field Performance – check
    Bad Stadium Deal for Taxpayers – check
    Starting QB would rather retire than play here – check
    Presumed Starting RB arrested again – check

    I cannot think of a single positive they bring to either the league or city. The league would be better off contracting them or moving them

  8. boknowsvt says: Jul 17, 2011 12:17 PM

    I wonder if anyone can seriously answer this question: How many Bengals have been arrested since Marvin Lewis has been head coach?

  9. jpiro says: Jul 17, 2011 12:18 PM

    Still can’t believe my Bears wasted the #4 pick on this criminal. What an awful draft 2005 was.

  10. noodlecbs says: Jul 17, 2011 12:20 PM

    Let the Bengals jokes begin! This should be fun.

  11. ar1888 says: Jul 17, 2011 12:21 PM

    2 for 2 on Bengals arrest this weekend. Deja Vu.

  12. siggy00 says: Jul 17, 2011 12:22 PM

    When does Goodell FINALLY suspend this jerk?

    I mean, I know he isn’t the uncharged 6-5 whitey QB from Pittsburgh but enough is enough.

  13. blchaney69 says: Jul 17, 2011 12:22 PM

    OK, were are all the Bengals fans that were enjoying the Hines Ward DUI last week? Come on, Dont disappear now!! Your Team is in the Spot light..So lets hear you defend the scum of society that IS YOUR BENGALS TEAM!!!

  14. t3dstrik3r says: Jul 17, 2011 12:24 PM

    What’s that old adage? “A Bengal can’t change it’s stripes.”

  15. packersareandwillalwaysbebetterthanthebears says: Jul 17, 2011 12:25 PM

    And now I need a new backup running back in fantasy football…

  16. fifthorkid says: Jul 17, 2011 12:26 PM

    Same ol’ Bengals

  17. pacificamjr says: Jul 17, 2011 12:29 PM

    I’m a Lions fan, but even I feel sorry for this trainwreck of an organization…

  18. superbengalfan says: Jul 17, 2011 12:29 PM

    He just doesn’t get it…

    He may be out of the league before he does, if he does.

  19. bearsbulls34 says: Jul 17, 2011 12:29 PM

    Same old Cedric.

  20. thejokewriter says: Jul 17, 2011 12:30 PM

    He has the right to remain silent. Oh wait a minute…he did that with the Bears also.

  21. zsachse says: Jul 17, 2011 12:31 PM

    Bengals

  22. waccoforflacco says: Jul 17, 2011 12:31 PM

    Ray Lewis, it turns out, was right on when he predicted an uptick in guys getting in trouble during the lockout. Too much time on their hands

    Lots of time to booze it up and get into trouble in bars or have domestic problems.

  23. skleech22 says: Jul 17, 2011 12:31 PM

    He’ll end up in New England,hold the camera for a few weeks, then Billy will plug him in, he’ll have a decent season!

  24. tv426 says: Jul 17, 2011 12:32 PM

    POS – a seeming requirement to be a Bungle.

  25. mook68 says: Jul 17, 2011 12:32 PM

    Pittsburgh better pick up the pace!

  26. contraryguy says: Jul 17, 2011 12:32 PM

    they told him the bbq was so good, “you’ll smack yo momma”. So he did.

  27. crumpledstiltskin says: Jul 17, 2011 12:36 PM

    3-13 this year. Especially without Palmer.

  28. ravenator says: Jul 17, 2011 12:37 PM

    Wow, cincy fans can’t catch a break.

  29. nomoreseasontix says: Jul 17, 2011 12:37 PM

    Two years from now, it’ll be “Cedric who???”

  30. R. Michael Wasz says: Jul 17, 2011 12:39 PM

    He keeps this up and he’ll be on the Portland Jailblazers in no time!

  31. evrybdyhas1 says: Jul 17, 2011 12:43 PM

    The lockout lookup continues. If it ends too soon Bengals will need work release to field a team.

  32. assassins14 says: Jul 17, 2011 12:45 PM

    Once again a victim of racial profiling I am sure…Man this guy can’t catch a break!

  33. 1buckeye76 says: Jul 17, 2011 12:46 PM

    Well, as the player arrests on other teams kept piling up throughout the lockout, i knew if i kept pointing out how Bengal players were staying out of trouble it would come back to haunt me… this crow sandwich i’m having for lunch tastes like crap… nice pulling a trifecta fellas. smh.

  34. nflwatcher says: Jul 17, 2011 12:47 PM

    The family member when faced with the ending of economic support by Benson will refuse to testify and charges will be dropped IMO.

  35. faceyagle says: Jul 17, 2011 12:49 PM

    Maybe he’ll shave his head again so he looks more mature? once a criminal always a criminal.

  36. dempsey63 says: Jul 17, 2011 12:49 PM

    upperdecker19 says:

    “He’s charged with assault causing bodily injury to a family member.

    “A family that assaults together, stays together.”

    And the family that preys together, strays together?

  37. jsdriscoll says: Jul 17, 2011 12:58 PM

    I was hoping for a tip of the hat for the lead. Cedric’s arrest record may be longer than Pacman’s.

  38. skoobyfl says: Jul 17, 2011 12:59 PM

    I think the team needs to retain a full-time criminal attorney as a perk, just in case. :/

  39. fballguy says: Jul 17, 2011 1:01 PM

    Maybe someone asked him is he’s his child’s mother’s boyfriend.

  40. philyeagles5 says: Jul 17, 2011 1:03 PM

    boknowsvt says:
    Jul 17, 2011 12:17 PM
    I wonder if anyone can seriously answer this question: How many Bengals have been arrested since Marvin Lewis has been head coach?
    ———————————————
    if ur still curious.

    Maurice Purify
    Rey Maualuga
    Leon Hall
    Ahmad Brooks
    Chris Henry
    Quincy Wilson
    A.J. Nicholson
    Johnathan Joseph
    Deltha O’Neal
    Reggie McNeal
    Odell Thurman
    Eric Steinbach
    Matthias Askew
    Frostee Rucker
    Justin Smith
    Levi Jones
    James Lynch

  41. fballguy says: Jul 17, 2011 1:06 PM

    And as we enter the 4th quarter of the offseason, the Steelers can feel the Bengals breathing down their necks in the AFC North.

  42. hanktheking says: Jul 17, 2011 1:06 PM

    Just another dirty, stinking Texas Longhorn.

    Boomer Sooner!

  43. tfbuckfutter says: Jul 17, 2011 1:13 PM

    natigator says: Jul 17, 2011 12:14 PM
    I cannot think of a single positive they bring to either the league or city. The league would be better off contracting them or moving them

    ———————————————

    Hey now, don’t go nuts….the rest of us enjoy the weeks our teams get to play the Bengals. So they bring that to the league.

    Someone has to be the Brooklyn Brawler.

  44. pacificamjr says: Jul 17, 2011 1:18 PM

    UFL MVP 2011!!

  45. duanethomas says: Jul 17, 2011 1:19 PM

    Can you imagine if Benson & Talib had a joint family gathering? The National Guard would have to be mobilized.

  46. rgwhodey says: Jul 17, 2011 1:23 PM

    Oh wow, just one after another… Well back to the cellar we go, bengals 2 – 14.. both wins of course against the clowns..

  47. boknowsvt says: Jul 17, 2011 1:24 PM

    philyeagles5 says: Jul 17, 2011 1:03 PM

    boknowsvt says:
    Jul 17, 2011 12:17 PM
    I wonder if anyone can seriously answer this question: How many Bengals have been arrested since Marvin Lewis has been head coach?
    ———————————————
    if ur still curious.

    Maurice Purify
    Rey Maualuga
    Leon Hall
    Ahmad Brooks
    Chris Henry
    Quincy Wilson
    A.J. Nicholson
    Johnathan Joseph
    Deltha O’Neal
    Reggie McNeal
    Odell Thurman
    Eric Steinbach
    Matthias Askew
    Frostee Rucker
    Justin Smith
    Levi Jones
    James Lynch
    *******************************************************

    Thank you!

  48. mr4thand1 says: Jul 17, 2011 1:28 PM

    Leave it to the Bungles……What’s new?

  49. stairwayto7 says: Jul 17, 2011 1:28 PM

    Where are the Raven fans at? Need to hit at least 177 comments like they do for Steelers run in with the law.

  50. clownsfan says: Jul 17, 2011 1:30 PM

    This guy always has been/will be a1st class turd.

  51. bubbabart says: Jul 17, 2011 1:32 PM

    LOL, I’m 62 years old and have never been arrested….What n heck am I doing wrong??

  52. bonniebengal says: Jul 17, 2011 1:34 PM

    Somebody on Twitter pointed out that the last time the Bengals were arrested at this rate, we had a winning team, so bring it on. LOL.

    Seriously you can’t really blame the organization for this one. They haven’t been allowed contact with the players since the lockout started and they have done a good job of keeping everyone out of trouble for quite a while now.

  53. bunjy96 says: Jul 17, 2011 1:35 PM

    Have they caught up to Tampa yet?

  54. bubbabart says: Jul 17, 2011 1:36 PM

    You betch ur Azz this ain’t Clevland!

  55. chobes68 says: Jul 17, 2011 1:48 PM

    Waiting on all the comments that he had changed his life around, and that the Bears made a huge mistake dropping this clown.

  56. berniemadoffsides says: Jul 17, 2011 1:52 PM

    Kenny Britt is preparing to upstage Pacman and Benson yet again.

  57. surshot says: Jul 17, 2011 1:54 PM

    bubbabart: You are just like me, a lover instead of a fighter

  58. chobes68 says: Jul 17, 2011 2:02 PM

    Actually, you can blame the Bengals, as they keeping hiring these ass-hats.

  59. isphet71 says: Jul 17, 2011 2:05 PM

    Whenever Cinci has an away game, the home team’s PA should play “I got stripes” by Johnny Cash.

    I Got Stripes — Stripes Around My Shoulders
    I Got Chains — Chains Around My Feet
    I Got Stripes — Stripes Around My Shoulders
    And Them Chains — Them Chains They’re About To Drag Me down

  60. goawayeverybody says: Jul 17, 2011 2:05 PM

    Sigh.

  61. huskersrock1 says: Jul 17, 2011 2:20 PM

    6:45? If nothing good happens after 2:00am, when is it safe to get up?

  62. granadafan says: Jul 17, 2011 2:27 PM

    Bengals gonna go Bengal.

  63. lifelongbrownsfan says: Jul 17, 2011 2:38 PM

    Marvin Lewis entering his ninth season and on his watch, at least 20 of his players have been arrested (if you add in Pacman Jones and Marvin White).

    20 players?!? And don’t think for a moment, that’s only 20 arrests – no. Some, like Benson, have 2 or 3 arrests.

    Cincinnati is quickly overtaking Toledo as the armpit of Ohio. Full of douche bags and criminals.

  64. Marian says: Jul 17, 2011 2:42 PM

    Uh, Hank. Not sure sooners should talk about dirty players…

  65. prmpft says: Jul 17, 2011 2:43 PM

    fantasy football fantasy tip – D/ST bye week replacement – whoever’s got the ‘gals…

  66. tfbuckfutter says: Jul 17, 2011 3:08 PM

    huskersrock1 says: Jul 17, 2011 2:20 PM
    6:45? If nothing good happens after 2:00am, when is it safe to get up?

    —————————————

    I know man, it’s just like Gremlins….you can’t feed them after midnight but when the hell CAN you feel them again?

  67. tfbuckfutter says: Jul 17, 2011 3:08 PM

    huskersrock1 says: Jul 17, 2011 2:20 PM
    6:45? If nothing good happens after 2:00am, when is it safe to get up?

    —————————————

    It’s like Gremlins….you can’t feed them after midnight but when CAN you feed them again?

  68. backindasaddle says: Jul 17, 2011 3:16 PM

    “…..if the Bengals are willing to overlook it…..”

    If the Bengals weren’t willing to overlook it, repeatedly, they wouldn’t be able to field a team.

    In Cincinnati it’s just one turd after another. They were supposed to be on the road to a World-Without-Turds. Then they go right back and pick up Benson/Pacman/Tank Johnson. They deserve what they get.

  69. hobartbaker says: Jul 17, 2011 4:51 PM

    When they took his mug shot, Cedric wanted to know if he would get any royalties from it.

  70. hitdog042 says: Jul 17, 2011 7:12 PM

    The Bengals don’t even lead the league in arrests since 2007. Broncos, bucs, jags, dolphins and Titans all have more or the same. Stop sensationalizing the situation.

  71. rajbais says: Jul 17, 2011 7:41 PM

    Oh, come on!!!

    This is actually okay because Benson didn’t use Twitter, Ustream, or ride a bull like Chad Ochocinco!!!

    The media doesn’t care about arrests anymore!!!

  72. cdwains says: Jul 17, 2011 7:59 PM

    Marvin White, and Cedric Benson are UFA, or they will be when lockout ends which is jut a technicality. I know they were looking to bring Benson back, but not sure what they will do now. I would bet that there are teams with more arrest than the bengals if you go back to 2000 to now I would bet there are a few teams with more arrest. Bottom line any player getting arrested Is plain stupid, and the Bengals are a Victim of Mike Browns pocket book. They sign players with questionable character because they can be had on the cheap. Bottom line

  73. gtskyrider says: Jul 17, 2011 8:19 PM

    Wow……Bungle for sure!

  74. steelcurtainn says: Jul 17, 2011 8:21 PM

    Wow! Again Cedric. Just like the Bens Gals.
    Loser on the field, Losers off the field. Welcome to club again.

  75. thefiesty1 says: Jul 17, 2011 8:39 PM

    Three in a week? That’s because they have an idiot for owner/GM. He pays them so little that they have to go out and get in trouble. Got to blame it on someone, it can’t be their faults.

  76. coxdaddydawg1964 says: Jul 17, 2011 8:39 PM

    2-14 both coming against the browns? You should be arrested for being a tard keep it real 0-16 for the benGIRLS!

  77. corvusrex96 says: Jul 17, 2011 8:44 PM

    The Bengals will install a no huddle offense so Cedric can avoid breaking probation by associating with known felons.

  78. suckittrebek76 says: Jul 17, 2011 8:52 PM

    You know football season must be getting close when Bengals start getting arrested.

    Can’t Wait

  79. xstaticonradio says: Jul 17, 2011 9:21 PM

    This is just getting sad

  80. barklikeadog says: Jul 17, 2011 9:49 PM

    Thank goodness they’re considering annexing cincy into Kentucky! Ohio doesn’t need this embarrassment of a city anymore!

  81. laxer37 says: Jul 17, 2011 9:53 PM

    With a rookie QB and a group of young wide receivers, the only hope the Bengals had was a running game behind Benson.

  82. dafranchize says: Jul 17, 2011 10:27 PM

    So this was the same idiot who said Carson Palmer wasn’t wanted back in the Bengal locker room huh? Maybe it’s Carson Palmer who’s tired of being around them. I don’t blame Carson for being tired of this clown show. Good for him for saying enough is enough.

  83. paulbrownsrevenge says: Jul 17, 2011 10:29 PM

    Bring in reggie bush

  84. bensstinkyfingers says: Jul 17, 2011 11:49 PM

    So Ced’s a free agent? Sounds like a perfect fit for the black and gold team in Pissburgh. They are a cesspool of deviants already, so why not.

  85. schmitty2 says: Jul 18, 2011 12:06 AM

    “Hard Knocks” is going to change it’s name to “Hard time” and I have a pretty good idea who the first team they will profile is

  86. ammarradhi says: Jul 18, 2011 12:34 AM

    The Bengals have always been a team for Ex-Cons, and if you havent been arrested then you will shortly after you sign there! I dont blame Carson Palmer at all for wanting to leave.

  87. freedomispopular says: Jul 18, 2011 12:45 AM

    Once a turd, always a turd.

  88. dickroy says: Jul 18, 2011 7:03 AM

    And it all comes down to this:

    Mike Brown is in charge of everything.
    Keeping the coach.
    Picking the players.
    Keeping the players.
    Running the oganization as cheap as he can.

  89. theravishingrachelnichols says: Jul 18, 2011 8:30 AM

    @philyeagles5 says:
    Jul 17, 2011 1:03 PM
    boknowsvt says:
    Jul 17, 2011 12:17 PM
    I wonder if anyone can seriously answer this question: How many Bengals have been arrested since Marvin Lewis has been head coach?
    ———————————————
    if ur still curious.

    Maurice Purify
    Rey Maualuga
    Leon Hall
    Ahmad Brooks
    Chris Henry
    Quincy Wilson
    A.J. Nicholson
    Johnathan Joseph
    Deltha O’Neal
    Reggie McNeal
    Odell Thurman
    Eric Steinbach
    Matthias Askew
    Frostee Rucker
    Justin Smith
    Levi Jones
    James Lynch

    ———————————————————

    You forgot Chris Perry, he got busted for impersonating a NFL running back and theft (for collecting a check with zero production).

    Who Dey Jailbirds!

  90. asublimeday says: Jul 18, 2011 12:55 PM

    As a bears fan, I find this hilariously awesome

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