No suspension for Cedric Benson

Bengals running back Cedric Benson will not be suspended for an alleged assault in a Texas bar on May 30.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will not suspend Benson for the altercation.

Although Benson faces charges of assault with injury, he claims he was actually the victim in the incident and got punched in the mouth. Bengals coach Marvin Lewis has said publicly that he believes Benson’s side of the story.

And even though Benson is a previous offender in the league’s personal-conduct policy, Goodell apparently believes Benson’s side of the story, too.

40 responses to “No suspension for Cedric Benson

  1. YYYEEEESSSS!!!
    Goodell made the right decision! After all, suspensions are for criminals……..Like Big Ben!
    BBBWWWAAAAAHHHHHAAAAA!!!!

  2. UNBELIEAVABLE! Another African-American gets CHARGED for a fighting, with police involved and witnesses and no suspension! Ben with NO CHARGES and NO WITNESSES gets 6 games??

  3. The NFL has better investigators than the police force of some hick town. Hence no suspension for Benson despite charges, and a suspension for Roethlisberger despite no charges. They’re better trained, more experienced, and better equipped to get to the bottom of these things, and they aren’t hampered by the same rules & regulations that the police are (because they just want the truth, not to get info and evidence that will be admissible in court).

  4. funi,
    did you know he was punched in the mouth for taking pictures with white women in a predominently white sportsbar????
    So if you are in a predominently all black bar taking pics with some fine sistas and 2 hood dudes come up and Pop you in the mouth and cause your lip to bleed would you feel like you were the bad guy????????
    PEOPLE DO THE RESEARCH THEN RESPOND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You like dumbasses when you comment WITHOUT the facts…..
    A bunch of fake 1 linin wanna be Comedians lookin for the limelight here…..LOL

  5. FUNI – I agree with you totally
    jwill007 – Learn how to speak better English.
    Goodell – it’s all about race now. I can’t wait to see who breaks the next crime and gets no punishment. Same with VY. Why no suspension for him? Again, it’s a race issue. And this is why there probably won’t be a 2011 season because of crap like this.

  6. It’s all about money, image & PR.
    No one cares about Vince Young or Cedric Benson swapping fists in a bar.
    Rape is another matter, especially when you are a Top 10 QB, a position that has a lotta limelight.
    Black & White doesn’t matter. It all depends on the politically correct stance on the crime & how famous you are. Period.
    If Drew Breese or TO got into this fight, charges were filed & a media whirlwind got going, you bet a suspension would get laid down.
    Nobody gives a hoot about Cedric Benson. There probably is enough disputed facts for the league to prove deniability. Therefore, no suspension.
    It’s ALL SUBJECTIVE people.

  7. Goodell has a f’in God complex. It doesn’t matter what the US judicial system determines in these cases, it only matters what his opinion on the matter is.
    One guy the legal system determines there isnt enough evidence even to press charges, but Goodell suspends him. The next guy has prior arrests and convictions, a pattern of behavior, and gets charged again, but Goodell decides the guy is innocent and lets him slide.
    I can’t believe nobody has stood up to Goodell and his dictatorship over the NFL yet.
    It’s so F’ing retarded.

  8. Hear that Bengal growlin’,
    Mean and ang-a-ree,
    Here he comes a prowlin’,
    Lean and hung-a-ree,
    An offensive brute,
    Run, pass, or boot,
    And defensively he’s rough! Tough!
    Cincinnati Bengals,
    That’s the team we’re gonna cheer to vic-to-ry!
    Touchdown Bengals!
    Get some points up on that board
    and win a game for Cincinnati!

  9. Hey CinciallDaWay…. Criminals would be defined as those who have been convicted of crimes. You know, guys like PacMan, Tank Jones, Maualuga, Benson, Chris Henry, Frostee Rucker, Carlos Dunlap, Bernard Scott etc….
    Not people who have never even been charged with a crime.
    Anyway Gerlad Ford just called, and he’d like to congratulate you on having back to back winning seasons….. In 1977! BWAHAHAHAHAHA
    Cincy = criminals and losers!

  10. Goodell sent a memo to ALL THE TEAMS saying nomatter what the player and TEAM will be in deep shit if they break the PC rule . But in the fine print only if your white

  11. You kind of expect it when the brothers act up, I get roethlesberger is held to a different standard.

  12. Where were all these steelers fans bitching about people committing crimes and not getting suspended two years ago when Santonio Holmes got arrested for drug charges?

  13. did you know he was punched in the mouth for taking pictures with white women in a predominently white sportsbar????
    —I doubt that is the reason. This isn’t the 1940’s.

  14. i can’t believe these folks trying to put the Big Ben thing on the same level w/VY and CedBen….sure VY and Ced are ‘repeat offenders’ don’t know much about the VY story, but Ced it’s fairly clear that if you know the facts that Ced was the victim in this instance….and didn’t RAPE and underaged girl. period. end of story. Race has nothing to do w/VY and Ced not getting in trouble- grow up

  15. Hey all i know is if i had to pick between a guy who had a dui or got into a fight over a habitual(means a regular habit for you uneducated pitsburgh fans) rapist id…wait why is this even a question im not retarded of course id go with a a drunk.
    Pittsburgh-#3 World’s dirtiest city
    Wow no wonder people from pittsburgh cheer for a serial rapist, their so called brain is nothing but toxic waste. Perfect harmony, waste of a human with waste for a brain.
    God i love cincy

  16. The BIG difference between the Benson, Young and Big Ben case is that people were provoking or attacking Benson and Young. Ben was just misbehaving. Has nothing to do with color.
    I think Goodell is just trying to protect players when they are out in the public and some drunken a-hole messes with them who knows he can say or do whatever to a player because the player has so much to lose.
    Besides, I think Goodell may have seen the video or the bar is refusing to cooperate.

  17. @funi says:
    July 30, 2010 1:31 PM
    UNBELIEAVABLE! Another African-American gets CHARGED for a fighting, with police involved and witnesses and no suspension! Ben with NO CHARGES and NO WITNESSES gets 6 games??
    =================================
    That was because he is a huge dumbass not because he is white.
    James Harrison didn’t get suspended did he?
    I heard he pissed in your front yard last night also.

  18. Wonka says:
    July 30, 2010 2:34 PM
    Hey CinciallDaWay…. Criminals would be defined as those who have been convicted of crimes. You know, guys like PacMan, Tank Jones, Maualuga, Benson, Chris Henry, Frostee Rucker, Carlos Dunlap, Bernard Scott etc….
    Not people who have never even been charged with a crime.
    Anyway Gerlad Ford just called, and he’d like to congratulate you on having back to back winning seasons….. In 1977! BWAHAHAHAHAHA
    Cincy = criminals and losers!
    ————————————————-
    Listen Wanker….first of all your boy didn’t get any charges laid down because he paid his way out of it quitely. Hell Ray Charles could have seen that coming and he was blind! And why didn’t Smoketonio get suspended a few years back when he got arrested for drug charges. Stop whining like a little Steelers fan and act like you got a pair shithead! Oh and far as Cincy = criminals and losers………well those criminals and losers sure kicked the shit out your rag tag Steelers last year, X2 by the way! Get set for it again because it will happen. And just remember, if your boys get in his way, Ced will smack the shit out them too….just like that punk bartender. See that’s what happens when your involved in an incident and the real truth comes out! The NFL investigated it and found he was telling the truth. Unlike that lying POS Big Ben. Just because he wasn’t charged doesn’t mean he didn’t do it. AFC North Champs again!
    BWWWAAAHHHHAAAAA!

  19. Glad to see everyone applying the traditional PFT standards of justice:
    -Plays for my team: Innocent
    -Plays for another team: Probably guilty
    -Plays for division rival of my team: Guilty
    Except for Jwill007, who is using the Race-Baiter Corollary:
    Same color as me: Innocent, but being persecuted by racist league
    Different color than me: Guilty, but being protected by racist league

  20. Ben should’ve sexually assaulted a man and he wouldn’t have been suspended.

  21. hahaha its always funny when closeted racists try and point out big bens situation and make it about race, these cases are totally different

  22. The only problem with your statement MDS is that Benson was never an offender of the PCP. His prior issues were thrown out. Benson was bleeding from the mouth. He was clearly attacked….

  23. And even though Benson is a previous offender in the league’s personal-conduct policy
    —————————————-
    Except that he isn’t. But don’t let the truth get in the way of a good story.

  24. All of Benson’s priors were tossed out. Its obvious that the police in Austin are just out to get him. The only thing he’s guilty of is getting harassed by the fuzz.

  25. And in this case, Benson was attacked. As harsh as the personal conduct policy is, there is no way that a player shouldn’t be able to protect themselves when out in public. If Benson got suspended here, it sets an ugly precedent. I could go to Baltimore and pick a fight with Joe Flacco and get him suspended.

  26. Kaz says:
    July 30, 2010 3:28 PM
    The only problem with your statement MDS is that Benson was never an offender of the PCP.
    _______________
    Yeah….probably not PCP.

  27. “jwill007 – Learn how to speak better English”
    Dude Im postin and working if I want to type sometimes that way…you dont have to read it..Skip over and get ready for their team to get their ass kicked in 2010!

  28. I would say that realitypolice needs to post more, except that most of you idiots probably wouldn’t understand any of it.

  29. Douchebaggery says:
    July 30, 2010 2:09 PM
    Are you serious? You idiots are actually defending a serial rapst?
    ————————————————-
    You must be a douch! Ben was arrested how many times for rape?? NONE! All false allegations made my a money hungry ho and a underage drunk slut! Wait till one day you or your sons get accused of a crime they did not committ and say he’s innocent! No one will believe you!

  30. The hypocrisy in the way he deals with these are ridiculous
    One guy gets this, other gets that, etc…

  31. Geez….There’s always some Ahole who has to try and play the race card. Could Goodell be a racist?….Hmmmm. Lets take a look at this.
    Ced Benson & Vince Young = Black men
    Big Ben & Roger Goodell = White men
    Ced & Vince defending themselves = no suspension
    Big Ben accused of rape not once but twice (that we all know of) = suspension
    Typically racism comes into play when a person of one race hate people of other races, right? Now unless Goodell actually hates his own race…How is this a race issue?? I’m so confused…
    Now lets break it down for the pin heads in Pittsburg………..
    Ced Benson was attacked and defended himself like any other American male would do in that situation. Same for Vince young.
    Big Ben was running around in a bar with his dick hanging out! Do we really need to continue guys. REALLY?????

  32. Please stop saying that Ben Raped an underage female . 18 is the legal age for a female . She was 20 not 17 . And yes double standards do exist . Just no one but Steelers fans actually care . intelligence has nothing to do with anything . In this country you are guilty and never innocent . People are just found not-guilty and still have their names dragged in the mud until they die .

  33. @Steeltownpride:
    “Please stop saying that Ben Raped an underage female . 18 is the legal age for a female . She was 20 not 17 .”
    —————————————————-
    O.k., Ben raped an adult female. THAT’S acceptable, huh?

  34. Ben never raped any woman, did you read the police report retard. The hospital examination and rape kit test showed NO RAPE!!!
    Meanwhile, the idiot in Reno has a string of emails bragging about hooking up with Ben and waited a year to file a CIVIL suit, she didn’t even bother calling the cops! Dummies!

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