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.