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Cedric Benson already is out of jail

Cedric Benson, James Anderson AP

On a day when hundreds of NFL players were released from their teams, a member of the Bengals was released from jail.

There’s something fitting about that.

Running back Cedric Benson served only five of 20 days.  Per the Associated Press, he avoided the final 15 days via good behavior, which reportedly included mopping floors and helping paint crews, without beating anyone up.

Benson pleaded no contest to a 2010 assault charge, and he received a deferred sentence in a case of assault involving a former roommate.

The NFL previously opted not to suspended Benson in connection with the 2010 incident.  The resolution of the more recent assault case could cause a problem for Benson.

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56 Responses to “Cedric Benson already is out of jail”
  1. steelcity09 says: Sep 3, 2011 11:38 PM

    Why are Donte Stallworth and Benson still even allowed in the league?

    Any normal job they are SOL!







  2. jobotjones says: Sep 3, 2011 11:39 PM

    what. a. joke.

  3. melikefootball says: Sep 3, 2011 11:45 PM

    Good behavior, on assault case, sounds like home boy got some home loving from the home town jail.

  4. opinionssuck says: Sep 3, 2011 11:46 PM

    Unfortunately this will likely get under Goodell’s skin…

  5. goforthanddie says: Sep 3, 2011 11:46 PM

    The justice system strikes out again.

  6. moreplayer says: Sep 3, 2011 11:56 PM

    Im trying to think of who i know… that i can can punch in the face and do 5 days (on good behavior of course). Then i dont have to go to work the whole week after Labor day.

    Man i love the Bengals.

  7. benh999 says: Sep 3, 2011 11:57 PM

    When he realized the jail was using soap-on-a-rope in the showers, he figured he’d be better off getting out sooner.

  8. scudbot says: Sep 4, 2011 12:00 AM

    Bengals trade Carson Palmer for the 2018 rights to Rae Carruth.

  9. intenseg says: Sep 4, 2011 12:00 AM

    It’s a measley 20 damn days couldn’t he had at least served 15 days of the sentence. Just to look like they took the case seriously.

  10. green18blue52 says: Sep 4, 2011 12:07 AM

    He immediately proceeded to go to the lake, drink a bottle of jack daniels while boating, and slapped a park ranger for questioning his drunkenness

  11. dino2997 says: Sep 4, 2011 12:17 AM

    What’s the over/under on Benson getting into legal trouble again? I’m giving him 6 month….right after the Bengals season ends.

  12. dino8500 says: Sep 4, 2011 12:20 AM

    @steelcity09- well said those two and those two only should be out of the league. Why cant the bengals just have a respectable rapist on their team like the classy steelers do.

  13. rajbais says: Sep 4, 2011 12:25 AM

    Good boy!!!!

  14. thefiesty1 says: Sep 4, 2011 12:25 AM

    What a dope!

  15. ravensfan4life52 says: Sep 4, 2011 12:27 AM

    is Kenny Britt out yet?

  16. burntorangehorn says: Sep 4, 2011 12:28 AM

    steelcity09 says:
    Sep 3, 2011 11:38 PM
    Why are Donte Stallworth and Benson still even allowed in the league?

    Any normal job they are SOL!
    What would Joey Porter have been a few years ago? Holmes? What would Roethlisberger be now? How about Harrison? Any normal job and he’d have been fired for assaulting people.

  17. anelson123 says: Sep 4, 2011 12:33 AM

    It has been reported that Benson was granted a medical discharge. Which is a common sign of prison rape from a dookey warrior.

  18. babyjebus says: Sep 4, 2011 12:34 AM

    How the heck did he go 5 days without drinking and driving/boating?

  19. rockieschef says: Sep 4, 2011 1:07 AM


    ….lets not leave out Mr. Vick….

    and Plaxico and 3/4 of the Raiders

  20. footballisfun says: Sep 4, 2011 1:10 AM

    Mike, I hope you can take some advice…

    You seem to have an unhealthy obsession over Cedric Benson. Go easy man, just let it go.

  21. vincentbojackson says: Sep 4, 2011 1:51 AM

    burntorangehorn says:

    What would Joey Porter have been a few years ago? Holmes? What would Roethlisberger be now? How about Harrison? Any normal job and he’d have been fired for assaulting people.


    The only player you listed to be arrested was Holmes and he was run out of town in his prime by the team you are taking shots at.

    Benson is a habitual offender with multiple arrests in the last year alone. I get you are a Horns fan, but defending this guy makes you look foolish.

  22. skoobyfl says: Sep 4, 2011 2:44 AM

    Cincy’s lockerroom is a parole officers dream, a one stop shop of business.

  23. flyboy123456 says: Sep 4, 2011 2:45 AM

    Liberalism has been fantastic for our country, hasn’t it?!

  24. plundergrunge says: Sep 4, 2011 3:05 AM

    Of course he got off easy. It was a Travis County jail.

    If he was in a jail in neighboring Williamson County, Mr. Benson would not be joining us this season.

  25. scudbot says: Sep 4, 2011 3:19 AM

    Bengals give up two future draft picks, three gallons of chili and a $10 Arnold’s gift card for Donte Stallworth.

  26. londonbengal says: Sep 4, 2011 3:20 AM

    Sure, Cedric spent some time in the big house for doing something he shouldn’t have, like clocking a guy for getting up in his grill, like 9 out of 10 of us would

    We play in a great division, With a rapist runnin’ the Steelers, and two murderers, (alledgedly), on the Ravens last year, he had some high standards to aspire to.

  27. xli2006 says: Sep 4, 2011 3:29 AM

    Must be Football time again in Cincy… players are being released from Jail in time to play for the regular season.

    This franchise reaches hilarious new levels of off the field issues every year.

  28. cowboysfaninbuffalove says: Sep 4, 2011 3:50 AM


    Ummm bernard scotts on injured reserve I highly doubt he’ll be playing much this year

  29. girlsinthesouthlovefootball says: Sep 4, 2011 3:56 AM

    I bet his Mom is happy.

  30. dannymac17 says: Sep 4, 2011 5:38 AM

    thats funny, cause ive beaten people up for less and i never spent a day in jail cause fighting happens. everywhere. anytime. its go time. right cedric?

  31. redbeardxxv says: Sep 4, 2011 6:11 AM

    And Buress served 2 years for shooting himself in the leg. Don’t get me started on Stallworth. Killed a man while driving drunk? Less than 30 days? Wow.

  32. sirsupersouthern says: Sep 4, 2011 7:55 AM

    Football players get special treatment because they’re better people. Everybody knows that…

  33. flavordave says: Sep 4, 2011 7:55 AM

    Oh stop it people. Who hasnt wanted to punch a bartender in their past? Those slick haircuts and smug attitudes. Not to mention all those fruity wuss drinks that theyre all responsible for. Cedric just decided to keep it real, and keeping it real went wrong.

  34. CKL says: Sep 4, 2011 8:10 AM

    I think the burning question here is…did Benson have a “roommate” in jail? Perhaps he didn’t and that’s why he stayed out of trouble.
    As a side note I always smh @ “getting time off for good behavior” while in jail. I mean there isn’t as much you can do wrong when guards are watching just about everything. And as sneaky as you have to be to do something wrong, the “time off for good behavior” people likely aren’t going to find out about 3/4 of the wrongdoing (other than assaulting another guy or something)anyway.

  35. steelerhypocrite says: Sep 4, 2011 8:19 AM

    Everyone needs to relax, he’s a football player, they don’t live by the same laws as us “normal” people. They are exempt, just like actors and politicians…really anyone famous. I mean, if OJ can legally commit murder, what else do you need to know?

  36. mwasko78 says: Sep 4, 2011 9:10 AM

    Pretty weak that a guy gets 20 days and only serves 5 of them. Let’s see how that works for the vast majority of us. I’m pretty sure we would be in for the full 20. I hate the special treatment athletes get, even the crappy ones like Benson.

  37. rgwhodey says: Sep 4, 2011 9:30 AM

    Funny how everyone always falls back on the same jokes… The bengals have 2 players on their team that have been arrested… most teams carry at least 1 …. get off it already just makes you look and sound stupid… And Bernard Scott is not on the IR cowboy fan…

  38. bcgreg says: Sep 4, 2011 9:36 AM


    Plaxico did NOT go to jail for shooting himself in the leg. He went to jail for having an unlicensed weapon in New York, which has very tough gun laws. He was originally indicted on 2 counts of criminal possession of a weapon and one count of reckless endangerment, which carried a maximum sentence of 3.5 years. He pled it down to 2 years. The state could care less that he shot himself in the leg.

    As for Stallworth (and I’m NOT excusing him for DUI), you leave out that the victim was illegally crossing a divided highway and that Stallworth did not leave the scene. He stayed and cooperated with the police unlike most DUI violators. A Yahoo! Sports story published August 12, 2010, reported that Stallworth’s lawyers indicated he could have fought all charges with “an excellent chance of being found innocent,” but that Stallworth chose to be convicted of a felony to do what he felt was morally right. The article later notes that David Cornwell, one of Stallworth’s attorneys, felt there was irony in the reaction to Stallworth’s decision because the public and media criticized the plea deal without knowing the full story.

  39. rgwhodey says: Sep 4, 2011 9:36 AM

    @steelity yer prolly wanting Bernard because your tired of losing paulamaulo and the rest of yer OLD defense to the ir because they get runned over by the freight train we call Ced Benson.. CHOO CHOO!

    Though Bernard will make you miss

    Just sayin’

  40. getweird4u says: Sep 4, 2011 9:42 AM

    Im so sick of joe plumber comparing himself to an nfl player I.E. if i did that at my job id be fired …..well your easily replaceable as a turd herder or at your H.R. desk they get special treatment because they are elite athletes you my friend are not…..

  41. boswivel says: Sep 4, 2011 9:45 AM

    Good thing Charles Manson hates mopping.

  42. richm2256 says: Sep 4, 2011 10:24 AM

    Will there be a Parole Officer on Cincy’s bench from now on?

  43. scudbot says: Sep 4, 2011 10:31 AM

    Isn’t Pacman overdue for a bust? It’s been two months.

  44. natisportsnut says: Sep 4, 2011 10:42 AM

    Sad thing is that if this were Carson he would have asked for his sentence to be extended so he didn’t have to go back to the Bungles

  45. honkerdawg says: Sep 4, 2011 10:46 AM

    Why do they even bother with these guys, it costs more to process them then theyre worth and they are worthless

  46. stilllovemybungles says: Sep 4, 2011 10:48 AM

    He will be back in jail next Monday after beating up the Browns for 120 yards! Whodey!

  47. stevincinci says: Sep 4, 2011 11:24 AM

    cowboysfaninbuffalove says:
    Sep 4, 2011 3:50 AM

    Ummm bernard scotts on injured reserve I highly doubt he’ll be playing much this year.

    No he’s not. Where did you get your info.

  48. wherezwaldo says: Sep 4, 2011 11:45 AM

    he’s climbing in yo windows, snatching ya people up.

  49. lexnekst says: Sep 4, 2011 11:46 AM


  50. schmitty2 says: Sep 4, 2011 11:56 AM

    If he can use the moves to avoid tackles on the field like he did in jail he might be in for a career year

  51. cincyfanlv says: Sep 4, 2011 12:01 PM

    There are enough Bengal haters on the web. It’s really bad when the local sports writer Paul is a hater as well.

  52. kcjohnson2 says: Sep 4, 2011 12:26 PM

    Lots of ignorant comments on this board. Do you know how much it costs to incarcerate someone? No one in the United States serves their full amount of time in prison/jail.

  53. dino8500 says: Sep 4, 2011 12:47 PM

    @kcjohnson2- well thats about the dumbest thing ive heard. Yes it does cost a lot to keep some someone incarcerated but MOST people serve their full amount of time in jail. I got a dui and served my full sentence. and I know plenty of people who have gotten a sentence and served the full amount of time. Now if you meant no famous person serves their full amount then I’d say you are correct sir

  54. myden2 says: Sep 4, 2011 12:59 PM

    Thank God. Now the Bengals will certainly make the playoffs.

  55. asublimeday says: Sep 4, 2011 2:22 PM

    Give him a minute. He’ll be back.

  56. drbandkgb says: Sep 4, 2011 5:00 PM

    Hey at least he didnt stab some people during a Super Bowl :)

    Hey that guy didnt even get a sniff of a suspension

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