We know this will surprise you, but this whole story about Cedric Benson is getting complicated. In case you forgot, Benson is accused of beating down a former roommate after the dude approached him on a street corner at 4:45 a.m. to discuss “their problems.”
Benson’s attorney says that the alleged victim in the case contacted Benson for a settlement with a threat that he would go to media outlets with his story if Benson did not respond. His lawyer says they plan to take things to court.
“Cedric regrets the events of this weekend and he is committed to addressing any concerns that NFL teams may have. But, he will do so unburdened by the threat of extortion,” a statement from Benson’s lawyer reads.
We’ve seen a few places guess that Benson will still wind up in Cincinnati as a starter. The arrest makes that reunion less certain, though, and could really hurt any possible interest elsewhere.
Since Benson has been arrested before, he could be treated as a multiple offender of the league’s conduct policy. That’s if the conduct policy is applied to players for arrests during the lockout, which we’re still waiting to find out.