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Benson Begins Jail Sentence

On Monday, Bengals running back Cedric Benson plead no contest to assault charges in Austin, Texas and was sentenced to 20 days in jail, which with credits for good behavior, would be reduced to seven days with good behavior.

Benson was originally scheduled to serve the sentence during the Bengals’ bye week in October, but Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Benson surrendered to the Travis County Jail on Tuesday evening.

The 28-year-old Benson, who signed a one-year, $3.25 million contract with the Bengals earlier this month, was not scheduled to play in Thursday night’s preseason finale against the Colts.

By arriving before midnight on Tuesday, Benson will receive credit for a day served and will likely be released late on Monday, September 5th, meaning he’ll be back in Cincinnati by Wednesday as the Bengals begin preparations for the season-opener against the Browns.

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  1. Bengalsfan78

    September 2, 2011 at 4:06 am

    Let’s be honest we are better off with ced gone anyways, we need a speedback with moves to get between the tackles and with break away speed like scott, ceds is clumbsey and slow not to mention butterfingers and his sad yards per carry, he grinded out a couple ok years with us that’s all. No one feared the running game from us is was a joke ced says that his mistakes was because he was trying to do to much. What was he doing that can be considered to much? Fumbling? Not picking up short yards on 2nd and 3rd downs and let’s not forget how many times he complained that the bengals was not running enough well have a carry longer than 3.1 yards and bigger than his usual longest of a game which is maybe 15 if he don’t trip over his own feet going through the B gap. Sorry ced your not a threat and defences don’t. Care about you. Let’s get scott in there and give us the explosive break away threat in the back field

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