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The 2008 NFL Offseason Police Blotters – Cedric Benson Edition

August 26, 2008

Better days for Cedric BensonYou remember running back Cedric Benson:

- Fourth-overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears
- Slow as a pregnant mule after taking hand-offs in the backfield
- Never rushed for more than 674 yards in a single season during his three-year career
- Finished his tenure as a Bear with a career 3.8 yards per carry average.

You may have even taken him in the second or third round of your fantasy draft last year (click here if you drafted him).

Cedric Benson Photo Credit: Icon SMI

Well, it was a summer of discontent for ol’ Ced Dog. His career already on thin ice because of sucking, Benson had a few run-ins with Johnny Law that ultimately helped tip the scales towards his release from the Chicago Bears franchise. He’s currently a free agent and will likely resurface at some point in the CFL.

Godspeed, Cedric, godspeed.

- Cedric Benson, RB, ex-Chicago Bears – Was arrested for operating a boat while intoxicated and resisting arrest. He had to be pepper sprayed.

- Cedric Benson, RB, ex-Chicago Bears – Double dip! Benson was again arrested and charged with drunken driving in downtown Austin, Texas. After being stopped for a traffic violation, Benson failed a field sobriety test and subsequently refused both a breathalyzer and blood test.

- Cedric Benson, RB, ex-Chicago Bears – Triple dip! Appeared in court to pay a $510 speeding ticket for going 77 mph in a 45 mph construction zone after 3am.

More 2008 NFL Offseason Police Blotters:

- Kicking, Punching, and Choking Edition
- Random Silliness Edition
- Drugs, Alcohol, and More Drugs Edition

2 Comments »Posted by Brian Spencer on Aug. 26, 2008 at 8:45 pm in NFL

2 Responses

Haha. I loved the slow as a pregant mule line. I’m suprised he hasn’t been picked up yet.

Posted by: Dennard on August 27th, 2008 at 1:59 pm

I want to start off by saying that people are human. Cedric is human. If you look at this arrest record. One incident while at UT for possession of marijuana. Busting into a house at UT to recover a plasma TV that was HIS. One drunken while boating incident as well as one DWI. Yes questionable actions to say the least. Yes his on-the-field production (or lack there of) and work ethic were suspect at best. It did not help for all-of-training-camp holdout his rookie year.

Listen folks, nobody ever said he was going to be the next Gale Sayers or Walter Payton. Cedric Benson is a human being like anybody else. As somebody that watched him progress from high school and college stud to pro bust (bust so far) people have to realize that his trangressions were not alot different than many other football players much less other humans get. Cedric fell to the human temptation to rest on his laurels when he got to the pros because of his natural ability.

Many people in Illinois or places other than Texas have not seen his best because he simply hasn’t given his best. In my opinion he was the greatest high school runner to come out of Texas (I exclude LaDanian Tomlinson because he was not as advanced as Cedric during his own high school days..and yes I know we’re talking about JUST high school football in some people’s minds. Do yall realize that District 4-5A in Texas is the hardest, smashmouth football in Texas…A district that produced Roy Williams of the Lions..this takes nothing away from LaDanian’s pro accomplisments..LT is the best in the business..end of story)People must realize that 8,423 yard in three years of high school (Albeit that was only three years of varsity play..if you had included his freshman team stats..freshman don’t play on varsity in Midland,TX.. he would have had over 10,000 yards) is no small stat.

This man was criticized from day one in Chitown…I believe the jury (no pun intended with this criminal charges) is still out on Ced and people should stop acting like he killed somebody. People like Lance Briggs of the Bears need to shut up when calling Ced lazy. Briggs needs to keep his mouth shut after his ass was catapulted off a highway. I recall Cedric never got into an accident. People have been hypocrites to Ced and just like Ced’s hero Ricky Williams…Cedric deserves a second chance. Unfortunately Cedric is doing the same things that to Ricky’s suspensions from the Dolphins at the same age. Ricky said Ced should get a second chance and so should I. NFL…Goodell if you are reading this:REINSTATE CEDRIC BENSON AND GIVE HIM ANOTHER CHANCE!!!!!

A Cedric Benson Fan
A fellow Midland Lee Rebel

Posted by: Midland Lee Rebel ...the only person on Earth sticking up for El Ced. on August 31st, 2008 at 1:23 pm

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