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Cedric Benson will spend Bengals’ bye week in jail

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When his Cincinnati Bengals teammates are relaxing during the bye week, Cedric Benson will be behind bars.

The Austin American-Statesman reports that Benson pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor assault charge and was sentenced to 20 days in jail today. But with time off for good behavior, Benson will only have to serve about a week in jail (assuming he behaves himself), and the plea agreement allows Benson to report to jail on October 17, the start of the Bengals’ bye week.

“We are pleased that Mr. Benson took responsibility for his actions today,” Assistant Travis County Attorney Corby Holcomb said.

Today’s no contest plea is in connection with a 2010 attack on an employee of a downtown Austin bar. Benson also resolved an assault charge related to a fight with a former roommate by agreeing to a deferred prosecution agreement which says the charge will be dropped if he stays out of trouble for a year.

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60 Responses to “Cedric Benson will spend Bengals’ bye week in jail”
  1. phillyphever says: Aug 29, 2011 5:11 PM

    I wonder if he’s gonna get a longer “vacation” from the team, paid for by Goodell.

  2. skoobyfl says: Aug 29, 2011 5:12 PM

    The Cincy probation department has a one stop shop for business built in there.

  3. txtuff says: Aug 29, 2011 5:14 PM

    A plea of No Contest is the same as a plea of guilty, so made he will still get a week off to relax when he gets suspended a game or longer.

  4. stilllovemybungles says: Aug 29, 2011 5:14 PM

    I shouldnt be ok with this…BUT….Im ok with this.

  5. benh999 says: Aug 29, 2011 5:14 PM

    “… the charge will be dropped if he stays out of trouble for a year.”

    Not much of a concession from the prosecutor, is it?

  6. talkintrashallday says: Aug 29, 2011 5:14 PM

    It was either jail or spend another week on the Bengals….he chose jail.

  7. cakemixa says: Aug 29, 2011 5:15 PM

    I wonder if the courts would be so generous to me if I was in the same position? How nice of them!

  8. thephantomstranger says: Aug 29, 2011 5:16 PM

    I just assumed all of the Bengals were spending their bye week in jail.

  9. tfbuckfutter says: Aug 29, 2011 5:16 PM

    Well at least he didn’t get any preferential treatment.

  10. iamgoodkid says: Aug 29, 2011 5:18 PM

    nyuck nyuck wow cedric benson in jail here we go and were not even in the regular season yet and we’re already seeing jail time for players, nyuck nyuck nyuck AROOOOOOOOOOM

  11. melikefootball says: Aug 29, 2011 5:18 PM

    No suspension again for pleating no contest. I bet all the players suspended the last few years wished their lawyers would have told them to plead NO CONTEST!

  12. rajbais says: Aug 29, 2011 5:19 PM

    Let me guess, this was T.O.’s fault too.

    I wonder if Goodell will also call up Benson to act as if he’ll be suspended, but will let him off the hook!!

  13. manofsteel22 says: Aug 29, 2011 5:20 PM

    What a Bungal

  14. citizenstrange says: Aug 29, 2011 5:20 PM

    “Well isn’t that convenient? ” — said in Church Lady type voice

  15. trbowman says: Aug 29, 2011 5:21 PM

    Man, what a horrendous pick by the Bears……

  16. melonnhead says: Aug 29, 2011 5:22 PM

    Way to cater to criminals, Austin.

  17. axlviking says: Aug 29, 2011 5:24 PM

    Cedric will look great in the orange with black tiger-striped jail-wear. :)

  18. savannahrose44 says: Aug 29, 2011 5:25 PM

    They should just call this the national jailbird league.

  19. dreno322 says: Aug 29, 2011 5:27 PM

    ahh, good ol’ rehabilitation! That’s what this team needs! SB bound! (Hey Ced, rememember, don’t drop the soap!)

  20. siggy00 says: Aug 29, 2011 5:27 PM

    Another no contest plea from a NON-Steeler. Where is Roger Goodell and his alleged PCP?

  21. petehemlock says: Aug 29, 2011 5:28 PM

    I actually laughed out loud when I read the headline. What a circus.

  22. blackbug99 says: Aug 29, 2011 5:29 PM

    Average Joe (same offense)…ah, ah, my kid has a birthday that week and I have meetings at work later in the week…and it’s almost Labor Day. But, I’m good after that except that Tuesday….Bailiff, cuff him!

  23. jacunn2000 says: Aug 29, 2011 5:31 PM

    The Bengals are running a “Half-Way House”. This sad, even fro the Bengals. And on top of they they screw a guy like Carson Palmer.

  24. dreno322 says: Aug 29, 2011 5:32 PM

    after a week in the pokey, he’ll run like “greased lightnin'”…no pun intended.

  25. FinFan68 says: Aug 29, 2011 5:32 PM

    Benson also resolved an assault charge related to a fight with a former roommate by agreeing to a deferred prosecution agreement which says the charge will be dropped if he stays out of trouble for a year.
    ~~~~~~~~
    So the ex-roommate will no longer have an issue with being assaulted as long as Cedric is a good boy for a whole year. Yeah, right.

  26. dreno322 says: Aug 29, 2011 5:36 PM

    Couldn’t the prosecution wait and let him serve his time AFTER the superbowl? LOL

  27. blackbug99 says: Aug 29, 2011 5:37 PM

    It’s sad when your prison system’s jump suits match your helmets!

  28. steelernationlolzatyouremptytrophycase6 says: Aug 29, 2011 5:37 PM

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL Bungles…

  29. 4512dawg4512 says: Aug 29, 2011 5:42 PM

    D. Stallworth is thinking, “a whole week in the clink? Damn thats hard time! All I ever did was get tanked and bulldoze a guy in the street and I got three and a half whole weeks! And when I got out I had to fix the front end of my Bently! I feel for you Ced”…

  30. feldman9000 says: Aug 29, 2011 5:46 PM

    The NFL might as well lease it for that week. They’ll be 0-6 and all of them will end up there sooner or later. Might as well get a bargain and go in now rather than later.

  31. briang123 says: Aug 29, 2011 5:47 PM

    Glad I didn’t draft him in my fantasy league as now we can expect King Roger to give Mr. Benson a few weeks off. After all, I am a sick person and care nothing about Mr. Benson.

  32. zoxitic says: Aug 29, 2011 5:49 PM

    “Cedric Benson will spend Bengals’ bye week in jail”

    Is he visiting his In-Laws?

  33. kslife1986 says: Aug 29, 2011 5:54 PM

    So in the case of Benson’s ex-roommate they deferred prosecution under the assumption he stays out of trouble for a year. How long ago was this? Does assaulting a bartender in Austin not count as bad behavior?

  34. ilovefoolsball says: Aug 29, 2011 5:59 PM

    RIGGED!!!

  35. lacharger2112 says: Aug 29, 2011 6:08 PM

    He is trying to win the Mike Vick award this year!

  36. bensstinkyfingers says: Aug 29, 2011 6:12 PM

    Glad to see the Ben gals are still the armpit of the NFL. The Steelers are giving them a run for their money at a close second. They might as well plan on Cedric the entertainer being out for 3-4 weeks , due to the bye week pounding he will take in the pokey. Pretty confident the Browns will be putting a “pounding” on the rest of the AFC North for years to come. Go Browns!

  37. bishopslappytruelove says: Aug 29, 2011 6:19 PM

    When you’re a nice guy, good things keep happening to you! Remember, Cedric still has fans down in Austin.

  38. supashug says: Aug 29, 2011 6:19 PM

    good thing he is 4 on my FFL team

  39. blackgolddomination says: Aug 29, 2011 6:23 PM

    Goodell will suspend him for the bye week as well and have a nice talk with him. If he were a Steeler’s player, he’d be suspended 4 weeks minimum. And you’d already have that headline!

  40. duanethomas says: Aug 29, 2011 6:29 PM

    With the season the little Bengals are going to have jail will be a vacation.

  41. mwcarolina says: Aug 29, 2011 6:37 PM

    wow, what a way to spend you bye week, honestly, good punishment and hopefully he stays out of trouble in the future.

  42. rgwhodey says: Aug 29, 2011 6:42 PM

    Well this is good news… And for those of u with questions as to when ced will meet the commish he already did last year and they aren’t going to suspend him… And quit with the “if he were a seeler he would have been suspended” BS…. he didn’t rape anyone… Who dey…

  43. easyeintennessee says: Aug 29, 2011 6:42 PM

    Wha? What?! I thought this was America! BScott with the start on my fantasy team that week!

  44. schmitty2 says: Aug 29, 2011 6:49 PM

    If he gets community service as well hopefully it isn’t teaching a boating safety course

  45. rockieschef says: Aug 29, 2011 6:53 PM

    Trade him to Oakland,,,,where all NFL criminals end up

  46. pitofzombies94 says: Aug 29, 2011 7:03 PM

    Sweet I can still draft in in the 1st round!!

  47. lexnekst says: Aug 29, 2011 7:06 PM

    I don’t blame him. Committing a crime will be the only way any Bengals will make headlines this year.

  48. lexnekst says: Aug 29, 2011 7:07 PM

    Trade him to Oakland,,,,where all NFL criminals end up

    ——————————————————-
    I thought that was New England.

  49. deeboisgonnaeatyourkids says: Aug 29, 2011 7:17 PM

    Benson was arrested. Roethlisberger was not charged.

    However, Benson wasn’t on TMZ. Roethlisberger was.

    The personal conduct policy is PR driven.

    #goodellmustgo

  50. Derty Ernie says: Aug 29, 2011 7:24 PM

    If he was white they would have thrown the book at him. I see another brother in deep trouble gets his trial in March after the season ends and gets zero punishment from the league.
    So much for promissed discipline

  51. theblowtorchreview says: Aug 29, 2011 7:26 PM

    He could have company by Oct 18th!

  52. dd393 says: Aug 29, 2011 7:54 PM

    At least the Bengals won’t have to worry about him driving drunk for that week. One week out of fifty two. One step at a time. Gotta start somewhere.

  53. philtration says: Aug 29, 2011 8:09 PM

    Going to jail usually turn into a bi week so this is nothing new.

  54. philtration says: Aug 29, 2011 8:09 PM

    Going to jail usually turns into a bi week so this is nothing new.

  55. edreedisgod says: Aug 29, 2011 8:10 PM

    And I thought us Ravens fans/players where the number one cry babies…. Any article about player conduct is followed by Steeler fans crying about refs and Goodell…irony

  56. freedomispopular says: Aug 29, 2011 9:09 PM

    Once a turd, always a turd.

  57. oopsnaly says: Aug 29, 2011 10:12 PM

    Well at least he didn’t get any preferential treatment.
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  58. londonbengal says: Aug 30, 2011 10:56 AM

    @ ‘phantomstranger’ says……’I just assumed all of the Bengals were spending their bye week in jail’………

    I understand they all were due to spend their bye week in jail, but it was already full of Steelers,

  59. yinzguy says: Aug 30, 2011 3:33 PM

    Guess they’ll have to put him on IR (Incarcerated Reserve).

  60. steelcurtainn says: Aug 31, 2011 12:53 AM

    CB in jail during the bungles bye week. What is this the North Dallas forty days? Way to represent Austin ya loser.

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