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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