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Cedric Benson is already in jail

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So much for Cedric Benson spending his bye week in jail.

Instead, the Bengals running back arrived in Austin, Texas on Tuesday night to surrender himself to authorities.

Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports Benson is expected to spend seven days in Travis County Jail assuming he gets credit for good behavior.  (He also has to give prison guards fantasy football advice.)

Benson must also complete 30 hours of community service.

Benson expects to get released by the morning of September 6 at the latest.  That means he should be back at practice next week in time for Wednesday’s practice and be ready for the season opener against the Browns.

It’s a unique way for Benson to spend the last week of the preseason, but ultimately the Bengals must be pleased it won’t interrupt their season. (Barring a league suspension.)

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59 Responses to “Cedric Benson is already in jail”
  1. tenotnamedmiller says: Aug 31, 2011 8:40 AM

    At least training facilities there are better than in Cincy.

  2. britishraven says: Aug 31, 2011 8:43 AM

    In what other job could you go to prison whenver you wanted with almost no problems from your employer?

    Unbelieveable

  3. hjfwright says: Aug 31, 2011 8:45 AM

    There will probably be more Bengals in the prison yard than at Bengals camp anyway..

  4. damnskins703 says: Aug 31, 2011 8:45 AM

    Think its a good move to get it over with now in the Preseason then wait for the regular season….Doesn’t really matter this guy is a dumb azz

  5. ballinmore says: Aug 31, 2011 8:46 AM

    So another Bengals player is in jail? Quite the shocker. I remember pre-season last year when a guy told me I was crazy to say that the Bengals would finish 3-11-1 because the seemed like they were good enough to tie the Browns. Organization is a joke. Good Luck getting on the fast track to Andrew next year.

  6. pattyarbuccholz says: Aug 31, 2011 8:47 AM

    Please sell the team, Mike. From 1970 – present the only positive thing to come from this franchise has been the Icky Shuffle. Poor Bengals fans. I honestly feel bad for them.

  7. bravin4evr says: Aug 31, 2011 8:47 AM

    Going to jail is the easy part. Staying is hard….

  8. kingmj4891 says: Aug 31, 2011 8:48 AM

    Cedric Benson was quoted saying “Being in Jail is better then being on the Bengals!”

    In other news the Austin, Texas Jail fantasy league draft has been scheduled for Friday morning.

  9. pir8life says: Aug 31, 2011 8:50 AM

    What would a Bengals team be without a starting player spending the beginning of the season in jail?

  10. berniemadoffsides says: Aug 31, 2011 8:50 AM

    I’m not sure what I find to be more amazing: the fact that the Bengals continually have criminals on their team, or the fact that Marvin Lewis still has a job in this league.

  11. clintonportisheadd says: Aug 31, 2011 8:50 AM

    “Cedric Benson is already in jail..”

    ———————————-

    Now I know that playing for Mike Brown and the Bengals is not to be confused with playing for a professional football team. But comparing it to being in jail is a bit too far is it not?

  12. scudbot says: Aug 31, 2011 8:59 AM

    It’s a healthier environment than the Bengals locker room.

  13. seabreezes51 says: Aug 31, 2011 8:59 AM

    Ced gettin jail cred……..

  14. mn1bjb says: Aug 31, 2011 9:02 AM

    Based on Vick’s performance fresh out of the clank, Ced & Plax should get a bump up on your fantasy board.

  15. cincybert says: Aug 31, 2011 9:03 AM

    book ‘em Horns

  16. mvp43 says: Aug 31, 2011 9:04 AM

    Home sweet home……..

  17. kevinfromphilly says: Aug 31, 2011 9:05 AM

    Gives new meaning to “pre-season two-a-days”.

  18. mac3333 says: Aug 31, 2011 9:07 AM

    He would be fine if he just learned to stay out of Texas.

    He never gets in trouble in Cincinnati. Only when he goes to that cesspool of ignorance does he get arrested.

    Go ahead and give me the thumbs down you Rick PerryO’philes….Your state is a national joke.

  19. thetooloftools says: Aug 31, 2011 9:11 AM

    This is basically this guy’s last chance. His off field behavior has cost him millions.

  20. mdd913 says: Aug 31, 2011 9:13 AM

    At least training facilities there are better than in Cincy.

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    The food, too.

  21. mdd913 says: Aug 31, 2011 9:21 AM

    He would be fine if he just learned to stay out of Texas.

    He never gets in trouble in Cincinnati. Only when he goes to that cesspool of ignorance does he get arrested.

    Go ahead and give me the thumbs down you Rick PerryO’philes….Your state is a national joke.

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    What’s your excuse for other zillion jailbirds on your team? Speaking of cesspools and ignorance.

  22. Derty Ernie says: Aug 31, 2011 9:29 AM

    Benson will be working with the prison staff to help them get ready for their next opener.

  23. dude317 says: Aug 31, 2011 9:31 AM

    Makes sense to do it now. During a bye week, he might have some injury (however minor) that would benefit from working with the trainers rather than sitting in jail.

  24. mac3333 says: Aug 31, 2011 9:33 AM

    “What’s your excuse for other zillion jailbirds on your team? Speaking of cesspools and ignorance.”

    Excuse? They have talent …

    We aren’t running a daycare.

    Now what’s your excuse for Texas’s rankings in Healthcare, Education, Execution of mentally challenged etc etc etc.

    We fail @ Pro Football in Cincinnati.

    Texas fails basic decency and competency.

  25. powderedme says: Aug 31, 2011 9:38 AM

    @ballinmore
    “I remember pre-season last year when a guy told me I was crazy to say that the Bengals would finish 3-11-1 ”

    ——-

    He was right to call you crazy. That’s only 15 games.

  26. mikebrowndie says: Aug 31, 2011 9:43 AM

    Sports Depression is back in Cincy

  27. schmitty2 says: Aug 31, 2011 9:50 AM

    Avoiding getting tackled will take on a whole new meaning

  28. tatum064 says: Aug 31, 2011 10:04 AM

    cue; “The Longest Yard” quotes.

  29. whodeytn says: Aug 31, 2011 10:07 AM

    What’s your excuse for other zillion jailbirds on your team? Speaking of cesspools and ignorance.
    ===================

    You’re even dumber than you sound if you think that Cincinnati is the only place where NFL players get arrested.

  30. thephantomstranger says: Aug 31, 2011 10:16 AM

    (He also has to give prison guards fantasy football advice.)
    ____________

    First piece of advice he gave them: Don’t draft me.

  31. southflsteel says: Aug 31, 2011 10:25 AM

    So, has anyone heard from the “DICtator” on when Benson starts his 6 game suspension???

  32. 1buckeye76 says: Aug 31, 2011 10:25 AM

    ballinmore says: Aug 31, 2011 8:46 AM

    So another Bengals player is in jail? Quite the shocker. I remember pre-season last year when a guy told me I was crazy to say that the Bengals would finish 3-11-1 because the seemed like they were good enough to tie the Browns. Organization is a joke. Good Luck getting on the fast track to Andrew next year.

    ———————

    at least we don’t have anyone on our roster who has taken another persons life… you arguably have two, one accidental, one… not so much.

  33. peytonwantsaflag says: Aug 31, 2011 10:36 AM

    “In what other job could you go to prison whenver you wanted with almost no problems from your employer?”
    _____________________-

    first of all nobody “wants” to go to prison.

    Secondly, most if you’re in a union and many others if you have the vacation.

  34. sj39 says: Aug 31, 2011 10:37 AM

    WHat is with this franchise? You can’t make the team in the tub or the cell.

  35. nyctexan says: Aug 31, 2011 10:38 AM

    He would be fine if he just learned to stay out of Texas.

    He never gets in trouble in Cincinnati. Only when he goes to that cesspool of ignorance does he get arrested.

    Go ahead and give me the thumbs down you Rick PerryO’philes….Your state is a national joke.

    —————————————————————-

    OUR state is the only one doing well right now. Please tell you’re from Ohio, the armpit of America. And Austin happens to be one of the most educated, beautiful cities in America. Cincinnati…. HAHAHAHA. Nice try, typical Ohio trash.

  36. nyctexan says: Aug 31, 2011 10:42 AM

    Oh and he never gets in trouble in Cinci bc there’s nothing to do there… at all… no jobs, no money, no business, and ugly people.

    Benson needs to stay out of Austin bc it has too many temptations… like bars, lakes, beautiful people, etc.

  37. rgwhodey says: Aug 31, 2011 10:44 AM

    @mdd913 says:
    Aug 31, 2011 9:21 AM
    He would be fine if he just learned to stay out of Texas.

    He never gets in trouble in Cincinnati. Only when he goes to that cesspool of ignorance does he get arrested.

    Go ahead and give me the thumbs down you Rick PerryO’philes….Your state is a national joke.

    —————————————————————-

    What’s your excuse for other zillion jailbirds on your team? Speaking of cesspools and ignorance.

    —————————————–

    So what your saying is there are a Zillion other jailbirds that play for the bengals.. Who else other than Ced and PacMan is currently, pending or previously arrested on this team? If Zillion equals 2 then ok your right..

    I love seeing fans from other teams, who have current players who have raped, murder, vehicle homicide, and other violent crimes on their roster but they continuously say the Bengals are the only organization that has these problems.

    Jus Sayin’ 2 arrests in over 5 years and they are still the only team thats had an arrest.. makes sense to me

  38. comeonnowguys says: Aug 31, 2011 10:48 AM

    I still agree with the Big Ben suspension, but it’s ridiculous that he would be suspended on what likely happened and Benson not be suspended for what actually happened and his incarceration.

  39. Grulks says: Aug 31, 2011 10:54 AM

    mac3333 says:

    Excuse? They have talent …

    We aren’t running a daycare.

    Now what’s your excuse for Texas’s rankings in Healthcare, Education, Execution of mentally challenged etc etc etc.

    We fail @ Pro Football in Cincinnati.

    Texas fails basic decency and competency.
    =====
    If you are going to go off topic and call people out for being incompetent, perhaps you should learn basic grammar first. You know, little rules like that if a name has more than one syllable and ends in an s, and the last syllable makes an /ez/ sound (as in Texas), then only an apostrophe is needed.

    Or if that one is too tough, learning when to capitalize nouns.

    I’m not from Texas, but it doesn’t take a genius to determine that both CA and TX likely suffer in their respective healthcare and education rankings
    form the massive influx of immigrants to those states. That’s not a knock on immigrants (legal or otherwise), just a realization that people that immigrate to those states skew the results.

    Lastly, the Supreme Court outlawed capital punishment for persons deemed mentally retarded in 2002 (Atkins v. Virginia). Prior to that, Ohio allowed capital punishment for “mentally challenged” people too.

    Really though, can we just stick to football and issues that have a direct impact on that, instead of which state sucks more?

  40. rgwhodey says: Aug 31, 2011 10:58 AM

    @southflsteel
    Love the Steeler fans calling for the suspensions, he met with the Commish last season when this all happened and he is NOT getting suspended, again he did not rape anyone… Also his incident this year happened during the lockout so that isn’t even an issue

    Jus Sayin’

  41. mac3333 says: Aug 31, 2011 11:04 AM

    I’m not even going to touch skippys grammar lesson. When they can’t argue with the crux of your argument they go for the grammar ….

    “I’m not from Texas, but it doesn’t take a genius to determine that both CA and TX likely suffer in their respective healthcare and education rankings
    form the massive influx of immigrants to those states. That’s not a knock on immigrants (legal or otherwise), just a realization that people that immigrate to those states skew the results. ”

    Or maybe just MAYBE (There’s that pesky random capitalization again …) you should do some research on the ultra right wing christian Texas Board of Education.

    Yeah, its that easy …

  42. richm2256 says: Aug 31, 2011 11:13 AM

    What an embarrassment to the NFL, having an active player in jail, while on a team’s roster!

    Will the Bengals get serious and start cutting guys like this? Will Roger Goodell do something about it if the Bengals WON’T????

    I’d say the Bengals have sunk to a new all-time low when an active member of their roster takes time out of playing to serve time in jail.

    What’s next, a guy on death row playing Sundays while on weekend furlough????

  43. cubano76 says: Aug 31, 2011 11:19 AM

    Yeah, because my boss wouldn’t have any issues with me spending 7 days in the clink, as long as I was back to work for the important stuff. WTH…….

  44. mdd913 says: Aug 31, 2011 11:24 AM

    You’re even dumber than you sound if you think that Cincinnati is the only place where NFL players get arrested.

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    And you’re even dumber than you sound because you completely missed the point. Durrrrrr.

  45. habsman says: Aug 31, 2011 11:25 AM

    Cedric really doesn’t mind spending a few days with the boys, didn’t you see the picture of the former “room mate” he pounded (I mean beat up)?

    not that there’s anything wrong with that.

  46. alaricsrevenge says: Aug 31, 2011 11:39 AM

    nyctexan says:
    Aug 31, 2011 10:42 AM
    Oh and he never gets in trouble in Cinci bc there’s nothing to do there… at all… no jobs, no money, no business, and ugly people.

    Benson needs to stay out of Austin bc it has too many temptations… like bars, lakes, beautiful people, etc.

    ————————————————-

    Austin… the ONLY city in America with bars and lakes….

  47. alaricsrevenge says: Aug 31, 2011 11:40 AM

    I love seeing fans from other teams, who have current players who have raped, murder, vehicle homicide, and other violent crimes on their roster but they continuously say the Bengals are the only organization that has these problems.

    ————————————————–

    I will now direct you to each and every single Philadelphia Eagles thread on this site.

  48. itsmebobd says: Aug 31, 2011 11:42 AM

    Sigh another group of IDIOTS making the same old bengals in prison and jail jokes. Man you jerks just dont get it, beating a dead horse from 2005. Really 6 years later you’re still not able to give it up? Since that year the bengals are in the bottom 25% of the league in arrests. But people dont pay attention to that do they? nooooo. Do me a favor, click on the turd watch, how many steelers and patriots do u see there over the past couple years? yeah quite a few. How many bengals? yeah hard to find them isnt it, cuz theres only a couple. Quit beating the dead horse, it quit being funny after 2 years, let alone 6 years later

  49. raw101 says: Aug 31, 2011 11:43 AM

    If he doesnt get suspended by the nfl then that will be bs

  50. stilllovemybungles says: Aug 31, 2011 11:48 AM

    Laugh all you want haters…He gets 120 yards minimum against the Brownies! You can bet on that!

  51. pigskinswag says: Aug 31, 2011 11:49 AM

    He’ll be back in time to go 4-12.

  52. cbass59 says: Aug 31, 2011 11:50 AM

    itsmebobd,

    We’ll stop beating that dead horse if Bungals players stop getting on that horse. Another reason is because the Bungals always stink, have a moronic owner, bad uniforms, and dumb sayings (quit the “who dey” until you actually win something).

    Dont the Bungals usually have training camp at the local prison anyway?

    Enjoy the basement Cincy fans. You’ve got one heck of an organization up there.

  53. ubummer says: Aug 31, 2011 12:02 PM

    Uh, don’t you mean Cedric Benson is in jail AGAIN.

  54. cbass59 says: Aug 31, 2011 12:05 PM

    And WTF is a “Bengal”.

    Don’t say Bengal Tiger b/c the noun is tiger. “Bengal” is an adjective describing the type of tiger/region the tiger is from. Who names a team after an adjective?

    It’s not the UC Goldens. It’s the UC Golden Bears.
    It’s not the ND Fightings. It’s the ND Fighting Irish.
    It’s not the PSU Nittanys. It’s the PSU Nittany Lions.
    It’s not the GT Yellows. It’s the Yellow Jackerts

  55. arlingtonassasin says: Aug 31, 2011 1:00 PM

    George Bush is from Texas right? Yeeeeah….makes sense.

  56. siggy00 says: Aug 31, 2011 1:18 PM

    How many times has this guy been arrested? Now he’s in jail?

    Where’s Goodell and his alleged PCP?

    Oh that’s white….er….right, Benson isn’t the white QB from Pittsburgh.

    Nothing to see here.

  57. ochoverated says: Aug 31, 2011 1:30 PM

    “cbass59 says: Aug 31, 2011 12:05 PM

    And WTF is a “Bengal”.

    Don’t say Bengal Tiger b/c the noun is tiger. “Bengal” is an adjective describing the type of tiger/region the tiger is from. Who names a team after an adjective?

    It’s not the UC Goldens. It’s the UC Golden Bears.
    It’s not the ND Fightings. It’s the ND Fighting Irish.
    It’s not the PSU Nittanys. It’s the PSU Nittany Lions.
    It’s not the GT Yellows. It’s the Yellow Jackerts”

    —————————————————-
    Well thanks for the lesson how ever you I’m sure think Dale Earnhardt drove ” A NASCAR”.

  58. asublimeday says: Aug 31, 2011 3:55 PM

    About time.

  59. dreno322 says: Aug 31, 2011 6:32 PM

    The Jet’s have Plaxico, the Eagles have Vick…at least our guy get’s in fight’s rather than pickin’ on puppies or shootin’ himself (lol)

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