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.