So remember the part of the Cedric Benson arrest story that said he caused bodily harm to a family member? The family member part wasn’t true.
Benson was charged with a misdemeanor assault with injury after he allegedly struck a former roommate. It gets a little weirder from there. According to the affadavit, the roomate was talking on a cell phone on a street corner at 5 a.m when Benson approached him. (Just your normal 5 a.m. meetup.)
Benson allegedly told him they “need to talk about their problems” and then repeatedly hit him in the face. The police report said the roommate was bleeding from the mouth and possibly lost teeth.
“The two had difficulties resulting from Mr. Benson asking the former male roommate to leave his home a few days prior to this incident,” Benson’s lawyer said to KXAN in Texas.
Something tells us there’s more to this story. No matter what it is, Benson’s free agent stock just took a hit.