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Cedric Benson facing minor charges in Wisconsin

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Green Bay Packers running back Cedric Benson is facing a series of unrelated minor charges in the state of Wisconsin.

According to the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Benson has been charged with violating an ordinance in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin for allowing animals to run free as his pair of Rottweilers has been accused of attacking calves owned by his neighbors. He has also been charged with traffic offenses for driving 76 mph in a 35 mph zone and driving without a license.

Per the report, Benson’s two Rottweilers bit 17 calves on Dec. 20. The injuries incurred by some of the animals is serious enough that a veterinarian believes some may not survive. Benson was then charged with a second violation after the dogs were running loose in the neighborhood on Jan. 13.

Benson has court dates scheduled for Feb. 13 in relation to the traffic violations and another on Feb. 20 for the animal citations.

Manitowoc County is an adjacent country to Brown County where Green Bay is located. The city on Manitowoc is approximately 40 miles from Green Bay.

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24 Responses to “Cedric Benson facing minor charges in Wisconsin”
  1. buckybadger says: Jan 24, 2013 2:19 AM

    Being from Wisconsin damaging a farmers stock can be a bit more than a “minor” charge. Those animals aren’t cheap. I am sure he can shell out the money too keep them from pursuing things in courts and is probably why he is only facing charges for letting them lose.

  2. losangeleschargers17 says: Jan 24, 2013 2:24 AM

    Who let the dogs out!? Who Who

    Maybe he should just send his neighbors a chase freedom echeck for the damages like drew brees did for his destructive son…

  3. larryboodry says: Jan 24, 2013 2:42 AM

    Tim Brown…Titus Young…Jay Ratliff…Cedric Benson…An upcoming SB most of us outside of SF or Baltimore have no emotional stake in…And free agency doesn’t start until March.

    Sigh.

  4. omniscient48 says: Jan 24, 2013 2:46 AM

    Oh, from the headline I thought he got into trouble with a minor.

  5. northbynw27 says: Jan 24, 2013 3:49 AM

    Who let the dogs out? Cedric let the dogs out.

  6. effjohntaylornorelation says: Jan 24, 2013 5:21 AM

    There are some people that this world will never be right for. Stoo-ped knee-grow

  7. iluvbears says: Jan 24, 2013 6:51 AM

    Oh, those charges don’t even matter in Wisconsin. They let things slide until your issues get to Ed Gein or Jeffrey Dahmer levels. Then the law will reluctantly get involved.

  8. jimbroney says: Jan 24, 2013 7:14 AM

    Minor charges for an athlete…

  9. 1buckeye76 says: Jan 24, 2013 7:17 AM

    Thank you Curtis. Anyone else who writes for this site would have linked Cincinnati to this article in the latest stories.

    As for Cedric, I’m glad I no longer have to defend this guy. He’s is in some kind of trouble every year, without fail.

  10. maddbearfan says: Jan 24, 2013 7:30 AM

    I see extended time behind bars in the future for this idiot! He just doesn’t get it.

  11. punkthepack says: Jan 24, 2013 7:44 AM

    Typical Packer! Cue the trolls on how, somehow, the Vikings or Favre are involved.

  12. kotapug says: Jan 24, 2013 8:01 AM

    What was he thinking ? Who lets dogs run loose around a cheer-leading facility ? Good thing the pack lost it sounds like all 17 cheerleaders where injured and would not be available for the super bowl.

  13. Gravy says: Jan 24, 2013 8:03 AM

    Packers should dump him.

  14. anarchopurplism says: Jan 24, 2013 8:07 AM

    Hope he pays his neighbors for the damage.

    It’d be a shame for him to only pay government fines and have only small portions make it to those that were damaged. Sucks losing dimes and getting repaid pennies.

    A real man settles this out of court. Man up & pay your debts!

  15. billygoat says: Jan 24, 2013 8:08 AM

    He would have been picking up 2 dead rotts if they were biting my animals.

  16. qbofthenever says: Jan 24, 2013 8:55 AM

    This guy has been a loser since the day he was drafted. Bad teammate, no heart, unappreciative of fans, and pretty much a jag.

  17. joetoronto says: Jan 24, 2013 9:01 AM

    A true Bengal, through and through.

  18. alewatcher says: Jan 24, 2013 9:09 AM

    I’m surprised his dogs haven’t been shot yet. Farm animals are serious business, and farmers/ranchers don’t take kindly to dogs injuring their livestock.

  19. ppc50 says: Jan 24, 2013 10:05 AM

    What a jerk off. He obviously knows the tendencies of his dogs, control them. He obviously doesn’t care about other people’s property or source of living. I have also defended this guy, thinking that the Austin PD was after him, but I guess I was wrong. He needs an attitude adjustment and some responsibility before he retires, he will only have more time on his hands.

  20. schmitty2 says: Jan 24, 2013 10:45 AM

    Well ,he has switched from getting in trouble on water to getting in trouble on land. Impressive!

  21. purpleguy says: Jan 24, 2013 10:51 AM

    This guy has a history of irresponsibility going back to college. I’d be very surprised if TT and MM kept the guy around.

  22. jwcarlson says: Jan 24, 2013 11:04 AM

    Maybe he’ll get off if he burns the clothes he was wearing and doesn’t talk to the cops. His rots will get off by claiming it was “self defense” and 13 years from now Benson will be a celebrated “Christian”.

  23. asublimeday says: Jan 24, 2013 1:23 PM

    Same old Cedric

  24. packerbacker12 says: Jan 24, 2013 10:53 PM

    “Typical Packer! Cue the trolls on how, somehow, the Vikings or Favre are involved.”

    Cue Viking fans on how Packer fans are going to somehow bring up the Vikings.

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