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Cedric Benson - 2009...Running Em Down...
Cedric Benson - 2009...Running Em Down...
Published: 2010/06/18
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UT Benson Highlights
UT Benson Highlights
Published: 2006/03/06
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Cedric Benson on National Signing Day [Feb. 5, 2014]
Cedric Benson on National Signing Day [Feb. 5, 2014]
Published: 2014/02/06
Channel: Texas Longhorns
Cedric Benson Workout Video
Cedric Benson Workout Video
Published: 2014/10/07
Channel: John Dodge
KXAN-Cedric Benson released from jail again
KXAN-Cedric Benson released from jail again
Published: 2011/07/17
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EX-NFL RUNNING BACK CEDRIC BENSON GOT ARREATED FOR A DUI AND TELLS COPS HE CAN
EX-NFL RUNNING BACK CEDRIC BENSON GOT ARREATED FOR A DUI AND TELLS COPS HE CAN'T COUNT PAST THE #3!
Published: 2017/02/20
Channel: TicketTV
Why the Packers
Why the Packers' offense needs Cedric Benson in order to be dominant | PFW's Cover 3
Published: 2012/10/08
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VIDEO: Cedric Benson bar fight
VIDEO: Cedric Benson bar fight
Published: 2011/09/14
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Cedric Benson -2009 "Running On Empty"
Cedric Benson -2009 "Running On Empty"
Published: 2010/06/18
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2000-Cedric Benson-Midland Lee High School
2000-Cedric Benson-Midland Lee High School
Published: 2010/07/30
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Cedric Benson and Huston Street in 2000 Texas State Title Game
Cedric Benson and Huston Street in 2000 Texas State Title Game
Published: 2009/11/02
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1999-Midland Lee Season Highlights Part 1
1999-Midland Lee Season Highlights Part 1
Published: 2010/09/23
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Cedric Benson press conference 1
Cedric Benson press conference 1
Published: 2009/03/04
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Cedric Benson Destroys Nate Allen HD
Cedric Benson Destroys Nate Allen HD
Published: 2010/09/30
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Cedric Benson press conference 2
Cedric Benson press conference 2
Published: 2009/03/04
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Benson 27-yard run - Cedric Benson shows his speed on this 27-yard run in the 3rd q
Benson 27-yard run - Cedric Benson shows his speed on this 27-yard run in the 3rd q
Published: 2017/06/23
Channel: NFL Highlights History
Former Longhorn Cedric Benson charged with DWI
Former Longhorn Cedric Benson charged with DWI
Published: 2017/02/19
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Cedric Benson
Cedric Benson
Published: 2009/12/09
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Cedric Benson, running back for the Cincinnati Bengals
Cedric Benson, running back for the Cincinnati Bengals
Published: 2012/09/02
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Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears' Cedric Benson in Trouble Again
Published: 2008/06/12
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Former Longhorn Cedric Benson arrested
Former Longhorn Cedric Benson arrested
Published: 2014/12/22
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Longhorns Hall of Honor: Cedric Benson [Nov. 7, 2014]
Longhorns Hall of Honor: Cedric Benson [Nov. 7, 2014]
Published: 2014/11/11
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Cedric Benson on winning state three years in a row in high school
Cedric Benson on winning state three years in a row in high school
Published: 2014/01/07
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Cedric Benson Released from Jail
Cedric Benson Released from Jail
Published: 2011/07/17
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Cedric Benson HS Highlights
Cedric Benson HS Highlights
Published: 2007/02/24
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Published: 2011/07/18
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Packer Audibles: Cedric Benson
Packer Audibles: Cedric Benson
Published: 2012/09/05
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WK 16: Cedric Benson highlights - Bengals running back Cedric Benson runs all over
WK 16: Cedric Benson highlights - Bengals running back Cedric Benson runs all over
Published: 2017/06/13
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Aaron Rodgers Toss to Cedric Benson
Aaron Rodgers Toss to Cedric Benson
Published: 2012/12/16
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Benson 47-yard TD run - Cedric Benson gets the Bengals back in the game with this 4
Benson 47-yard TD run - Cedric Benson gets the Bengals back in the game with this 4
Published: 2017/06/23
Channel: NFL Highlights History
Cedric Benson Touchdown VS Aggies
Cedric Benson Touchdown VS Aggies
Published: 2009/07/19
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Cedric Benson TD Against Oklahoma State
Cedric Benson TD Against Oklahoma State
Published: 2009/07/21
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Nestor chats with Cedric Benson about Bengals Ravens battles
Nestor chats with Cedric Benson about Bengals Ravens battles
Published: 2011/03/09
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Cedric Benson TD
Cedric Benson TD
Published: 2007/09/24
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cedric benson highlights in game agianst ravens
Published: 2009/10/11
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Cedric Benson 2 NFL TD
Cedric Benson 2 NFL TD
Published: 2006/10/10
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Cedric Benson to serve 20 days in jail - 6 pm News
Cedric Benson to serve 20 days in jail - 6 pm News
Published: 2011/08/29
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Cedric Benson has mad hops
Cedric Benson has mad hops
Published: 2012/10/14
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WK 15: Cedric Benson highlights - Cedric Benson helps the Bengals secure their seco
WK 15: Cedric Benson highlights - Cedric Benson helps the Bengals secure their seco
Published: 2017/06/13
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Cedric Benson workout [April 17, 2013]
Cedric Benson workout [April 17, 2013]
Published: 2013/04/17
Channel: Texas Longhorns
Thomas Glasgow discusses Cedric Benson on FOX News Chicago
Thomas Glasgow discusses Cedric Benson on FOX News Chicago
Published: 2008/05/22
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Benson 21-yard run - Cedric Benson cuts up the middle for a 21-yard gain vs. the Br
Benson 21-yard run - Cedric Benson cuts up the middle for a 21-yard gain vs. the Br
Published: 2017/06/24
Channel: NFL Highlights History
Madden 11: amazing 50 yard rush Td by Cedric Benson (Online)
Madden 11: amazing 50 yard rush Td by Cedric Benson (Online)
Published: 2010/09/08
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Benson goal line TD - Cedric Benson follows his blocks and gets into the end zone v
Benson goal line TD - Cedric Benson follows his blocks and gets into the end zone v
Published: 2017/06/24
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Cedric Benson assault trial
Cedric Benson assault trial
Published: 2011/08/29
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Ryan lincoln n cedric benson
Published: 2011/06/18
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Packers Sign Cedric Benson & Panthers Sign Jonathan Stewart To 5year Deal! Cedric Benson Or Stewart?
Packers Sign Cedric Benson & Panthers Sign Jonathan Stewart To 5year Deal! Cedric Benson Or Stewart?
Published: 2012/08/11
Channel: SportsReviewsByCharles
Cedric Benson wardrobe malfunction
Cedric Benson wardrobe malfunction
Published: 2011/09/18
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Cedric Benson training camp
Cedric Benson training camp
Published: 2007/07/30
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Cedric Benson sings
Cedric Benson sings
Published: 2011/03/08
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Cedric Benson
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Benson with the Bengals in 2011
No. 32
Position: Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-12-28) December 28, 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth: Midland, Texas, U.S.
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 227 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High school: Midland (TX) Lee
College: Texas
NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4
Career history
Career highlights and awards

College

NFL

Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards: 6,014
Rushing average: 3.8
Touchdowns: 32
Player stats at NFL.com

Cedric Myron Benson (born December 28, 1982) is a former American football running back. He played college football for the University of Texas, and was recognized as a consensus All-American. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL) fourth overall in the 2005 NFL Draft, and also played for the Cincinnati Bengals and Green Bay Packers.

Early years[edit]

Benson began to emerge as a football stand-out in the eighth grade while attending Abell Junior High School in Midland, Texas under Coach Chris McKinney. Benson attended Robert E. Lee High School in Midland, Texas, and finished his career with 8,423 rushing yards (the most in Texas 5A history and the fourth most in Texas high school football history).[1] He led his team to three consecutive State Championships, and rushed for a total of 15 touchdowns in the three championship games. Cedric rushed for more than 1,900 yards in only 9 games. He was the first high school player to ever make the cover of Dave Campbell's Texas Football annual magazine. Cedric was also a center fielder on the baseball team. As a senior, in District 4-5A games, he hit .361 with 4 home runs and 14 RBIs.

Baseball career[edit]

Benson was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 12th round (370th overall) of the 2001 MLB Draft. While Benson did not play in the major leagues, he spent his time with the Dodgers playing in their summer league at Vero Beach. He also played with the Gulf Coast League Dodgers. In 25 at-bats he had 5 hits, 1 run, 3 doubles, 2 triples, and 2 RBIs.[2]

Collegiate career[edit]

Benson attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a four-year starter for the Texas Longhorns football team. As a senior in 2004, he received the Doak Walker Award as the nation's top running back and was recognized as a consensus All-American. He finished his college career with 5,540 rushing yards to rank sixth all time in NCAA Division I-A history, and second only to Ricky Williams in Longhorns team history.

He has often been compared to Williams, due to their similarities in running style, college choice, legal complications,[3][4] and superficial appearance (roughly the same size and build coming out of college, and both had dreadlocks early in their careers), and the fact that they had both been minor league baseball players.

While attending the University of Texas, Benson majored in social work and sociology. During his latter years, he earned membership into the Texas' Athletics Director's Academic Honor Roll, and the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll in fall of 2003. Also, while in college, Benson was arrested twice, once for possession of marijuana and the other for criminal trespass. The marijuana case was dropped after a friend came forward and claimed ownership. He received 8 days in jail for the trespass conviction although he spent no time in jail other than the day of arrest due to overcrowding in Travis County Jail. He was forced to serve a one half game suspension against Baylor.[5]

College statistics[edit]

Rushing Receiving
Year Team GP Att Yards Avg TDs Rec Yards TDs
2001 Texas 12 223 1,053 4.7 12 17 203 1
2002 Texas 13 305 1,293 4.2 12 21 119 0
2003 Texas 12 258 1,360 5.3 21 9 120 1
2004 Texas 12 326 1,834 5.6 19 22 179 1
College Totals 49 1,112 5,540 5.0 64 69 621 3

Source:[6]

Professional career[edit]

Chicago Bears[edit]

Cedric Benson practicing at the Chicago Bears 2007 Training Camp.

The Chicago Bears selected Benson as the fourth overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft,[7] making him the highest drafted Bears player since Dan Hampton in 1979.[8] The Bears’ organization and Benson could not come to terms on a contract, causing him to miss the entire Bears' training camp.[9] After a 36-day hold-out, Benson signed a five-year contract worth $35 million.[10] The Bears wished to make Benson their feature running back, but his lengthy contract impasse had caused him to miss a significant portion of practice.[10] Benson claims that he received a cold reception upon his return because he claimed he would be starting by the third game despite holding out and not practicing.[11] Jay Glazer reported that certain players even attempted to intentionally injure him during drills, though former Bears guard Ruben Brown has denied such claims.[12]

The team temporarily made Thomas Jones their featured running back for beginning of the 2005 season.[10] Jones' performance impressed the Bears' coaching staff, and earned him the top spot on the team's depth-chart for the next two seasons. Benson occasionally received playtime, and he rushed for eighty yards on sixteen carries against the New Orleans Saints during his best game. However, shortly afterwards, he suffered a medial collateral ligament sprain and missed most of the remaining season.[13]

After the 2005 the Bears considered making Benson the team's starting running back after Jones was unhappy with his current contract status. The team's plans went astray when Benson injured his shoulder after colliding with Brian Urlacher during a routine scrimmage. Although the injury was not serious, it placed Benson on the sidelines for a majority of the preseason.

Although Benson fully recovered from his injury, head coach Lovie Smith selected Jones as the Bears' starter. Benson scored his first two touchdowns during week five of the 2006 season, against the Buffalo Bills. In a game against the New England Patriots during week twelve of the season, Benson collided with linebacker Junior Seau, causing Seau to fall down and fracture his forearm.

Days later, Benson challenged Smith’s coaching by remarking, "the NFL is not like high school or college, but the best players don't always get on the field."[14] The following week, Benson out rushed Jones and scored a vital touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings on 4th down. However, when asked about it after the game, he said he didn't know that it was 4th down. He began to receive more carries as the weeks progressed, and managed to rush for over 100 yards against the Green Bay Packers.

Benson became the Bears' secondary running back again during the playoffs. In the 2006 NFC Championship game against the New Orleans Saints, Benson scored a fourth-quarter touchdown and totaled 60 yards. Though he was given a majority of the team's carries, his counterpart, Jones, amassed two touchdowns and 123 rushing yards.[15] In the team's following game, Super Bowl XLI, Benson sustained a knee injury in the first half, and missed the remainder of the game.

Smith named Benson as the Bears' starting running back after the team traded Jones to the New York Jets. Benson struggled throughout the preseason, but received enough support from his teammates and coaches to retain his starting position.[16] He amassed only forty-two yards in his first regular season game and committed a costly turnover. However, Benson rebounded with a 101-yard performance during his next start. After several inconsistent games, Benson began to stabilize after the bye week. In one of his best games of the season, Benson rushed for eighty-nine yards and scored one touchdown on eleven attempts. He averaged 5.8 yards in his next game, but sustained a season-ending ankle injury.[17] Benson, who had amassed 647 yards and four touchdowns, was eventually relieved by Adrian N. Peterson.[17]

Jerry Angelo, the Bears' general manager, had expressed interest in acquiring a new running back to revitalize the Bears' running game, which finished last in yards in the league.[17] Upon hearing the news, Benson commented, “You all know the competition that goes on around here. It doesn’t matter to me. Maybe somebody else can get some criticism.”[17] On June 9, 2008, Benson was released by the Bears following his second alcohol-related arrest in five weeks.[18]

In October 2009, Benson confirmed that shortly before he was released by the Bears, he had been diagnosed with Celiac disease.[19]

Benson running after taking a handoff from Carson Palmer against the New York Jets in the 2009–10 AFC Wild Card Game.

In September 2016, Benson stated that "no year in Chicago was I happy.".[20]

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Shortly after the grand jury failed to indict him on both incidents in Austin, Benson signed a one-year, $520,000 contract with the Cincinnati Bengals on September 30, 2008. DeDe Dorsey was placed on injured reserve and Chris Perry was the starter. Benson's season began in a loss to the Dallas Cowboys, rushing 10 times for 30 yards. He became the starting back for the Bengals in Week 7 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.[21] Benson rushed 14 times for 52 yards in his first career start as a Bengal, and ran over Steelers safety Troy Polamalu, giving the Pro Bowler a concussion. In the following 35–6 loss to the Houston Texans, he totaled 49 yards on 13 carries and had two receptions for 20 yards. The Bengals picked up their first victory of the season in a 21–19 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, with Benson carrying 24 times for 104 yards and a touchdown. Benson hit his stride in the Bengals' three-game winning streak at the end of the season, gashing the Washington Redskins in week 15 with 161 all purpose yards, including 88 yards receiving (79 of which came on a screen pass). In week 16, Benson dominated the Cleveland Browns, rushing for 171 yards. In the final game of the season against Kansas City, Benson had 111 yards on 25 carries. In the twelve games he was active during the 2008 season, Benson had 932 all-purpose yards: 747 rushing and 185 receiving.

A free agent after the 2008 season, Benson visited with the Houston Texans before signing a two-year, $7 million contract with the Bengals on March 3, 2009.

Entering week 8 of the 2009 season, Benson had 164 carries for an NFL best 720 yards (4.4 per carry average). In week 5, he became the first 100-yard rusher against the Baltimore Ravens in 40 games, when he rushed for 120 yards and a touchdown.[22] In week 7, Benson faced his former team, the Chicago Bears, and rushed for a career-high 189 yards and a touchdown.[23]

Benson went on to record his first 1,000-yard rushing season and he set a Bengals franchise record with six games with over 100 rushing yards. He finished the season as the NFL's 8th leading rusher with 1,251 yards, despite only playing 13 games. He then set a Bengals postseason record with 169 rushing yards in their 24–14 loss to the New York Jets.

The Bengals declined to resign Benson in 2012. Coach Marvin Lewis later recounted how he explained the decision to Benson: "'Ced, it's not that I didn't think you could do that on the football field, it was the other [stuff] that I got tired of. When I would go to you and say we're going to rotate the backs [and Benson would take it poorly]. I don't need that anymore.'"[24]

Green Bay Packers[edit]

On August 12, 2012, Benson signed with the Green Bay Packers.[25] The deal was reportedly a one-year contract worth $825,000.

On October 7, 2012, Benson suffered a Lisfranc injury to his foot and was later placed on injured reserve. He has not played in the NFL since the 2012 season.

NFL stats[edit]

Rushing Stats[26]

Year Team Games Carries Yards Yards per Carry Longest Carry Touchdowns First Downs Fumbles Fumbles Lost
2005 CHI 9 67 272 4.1 36 0 12 1 1
2006 CHI 15 157 647 4.1 30 6 33 0 0
2007 CHI 11 196 674 3.4 43 4 33 3 2
2008 CIN 12 214 747 3.5 46 2 36 2 1
2009 CIN 13 301 1,251 4.2 42 6 57 1 0
2010 CIN 16 321 1,111 3.5 26 7 59 7 5
2011 CIN 15 273 1,067 3.9 42 6 53 5 2
2012 GB 5 71 248 3.5 11 1 10 1 0
Career 96 1,600 6,017 3.8 46 32 293 20 11

Receiving Stats[26]

Year Team Games Receptions Targets Yards Yards per Reception Longest Reception Touchdowns First Downs Fumbles Fumbles Lost
2005 CHI 9 1 - 3 3.0 3 0 0 0 0
2006 CHI 15 8 10 54 6.8 22 0 2 0 0
2007 CHI 11 17 27 123 7.2 19 0 5 0 0
2008 CIN 12 20 26 185 9.3 79 0 6 0 0
2009 CIN 13 17 24 111 6.5 19 0 5 0 0
2010 CIN 16 28 38 178 6.4 24 1 9 0 0
2011 CIN 15 15 22 82 5.5 11 0 3 0 0
2012 GB 5 14 15 97 6.9 18 0 4 0 0
Career 96 120 162 833 6.9 79 1 34 0 0

Legal troubles[edit]

2008 arrests[edit]

Before the start of the 2008 season, Benson was arrested for allegedly operating a boat while intoxicated and resisting arrest.[27] On May 3, 2008, the incident occurred near Austin, Texas, by the Lower Colorado River Authority during a late night safety inspection.[27] The official police report cited that Benson had failed a field sobriety test, and became hostile towards the police.[27] The officers arrested Benson, and proceeded to use pepper-spray after he forcefully resisted arrest.[28] Benson was later detained for the night, and charged with boating while intoxicated and resisting arrest.[28]

Benson has since refuted the charges against him, and stated he requested to take a follow-up field sobriety test on land after failing the initial one.[28] Benson has further accused the officers of abusing him, stating, “I’m not handcuffed. I’m not under arrest. I’m not threatening him. I’m not pushing him. I’m not touching him. And he sprays me right in the eye.”[28] He also asserts that officers continuously struck his ankles and feet to prevent him from walking properly.[29] A female passenger on Benson's boat also claims to have witnessed the abuse and called her father out of fear for Benson's safety. Her fiance, also on the boat, may have dozens of pictures confirming Benson's account.[30]

Upon hearing about the incident, Bears' head coach Lovie Smith stated, “I haven’t had a chance to speak with Cedric yet, but anytime we’re talking about one of our players getting arrested, you’re disappointed in it,” and added “What we’re going to do from here, I’ll go back and try to get as much information as I possibly can and go from there.”[31] Benson was later found innocent by an Austin grand jury.

Benson was arrested for driving while intoxicated in Austin, Texas, on June 7, 2008. While returning from a restaurant with his girlfriend, police claim that Benson drove through a red light, and failed a field sobriety test.[32] Police claim he later refused to take a breath or blood test to determine his blood alcohol level.[32] Police proceeded to detain Benson, and later released him on bond. Benson has denied the police officers' allegations and insisted that he "aced" the field test.[33] Bears general manager Jerry Angelo commented, "It's unfortunate. Disappointment is too much an often used word when we're talking about Cedric. The No. 1 lesson for every player is protect your job. We're all held accountable for our actions. I'm not going to say any more than that until we know for sure what the facts are."[34] On the following Monday, Benson was waived from the Bears. Angelo commented on the release, stating ”Cedric displayed a pattern of behavior we will not tolerate... As I said this past weekend, you have to protect your job. Everyone in this organization is held accountable for their actions."[35]

Benson was later ordered by a county judge to put a built-in ignition interlock breathalyzer in his car. He was also told to start drug counseling classes.[36] Benson was cleared of all charges in September, after appearing before two grand juries in Travis County.[37]

2010 arrest[edit]

On June 29, 2010, Benson was arrested for assault with injury after reportedly punching a bartender in the face.[38] Benson himself denied committing the crime. Almost a month after the ordeal, the NFL announced that Benson would not be suspended.[39]

2011 arrest[edit]

On July 17, 2011, Benson was arrested in Austin, Texas, for a misdemeanor charge of assault causing bodily injury to a family member.[40] He was sentenced to 20 days in jail and ordered to pay a $4,000 fine.[41] Benson was released from jail on September 3, after only five days of his sentence.[42] He received a one-game suspension, enacted in week 8.

2012 court problems[edit]

On January 23, 2013, it was disclosed that Benson was charged with having animals run without control and ticketed in December 2012 and again in January 2013 by Manitowoc County, WI authorities. Court appearances will happen in January and February 2013. Benson was also cited for driving 41 miles per hour over the speed limit on January 1, 2013, and court appearance was not necessary, as Benson answered the court with a no-contest plea and paid a monetary fine.

2017 arrest[edit]

On February 18, 2017, Benson was charged with driving while intoxicated in downtown Austin, Texas.[43] According to court documents, Benson refused to take a field sobriety test and could not recite the alphabet from G to Z nor count past the number 3. Benson was released on the same day after posting bond.

Personal[edit]

Benson's cousin, Aaron, played linebacker for the University of Texas from 2010–2013, but gave up the sport in his redshirt senior year.[44]

Benson has coeliac disease and attributes his adoption of a gluten-free diet to giving him more energy.[45]

After his NFL career, Benson became a loan originator.[46]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Texas High School Football Rushing Career Yardage Leaders Lone Star Gridiron
  2. ^ "Cedric Benson minor league statistics & history". Baseball Reference. 
  3. ^ George, Patrick (June 7, 2008). "Chicago Bears running back Cedric Benson arrested on drunken driving charge". Austin American-Statesman. 
  4. ^ "Report: Ricky Williams violates NFL drug policy". ESPN. February 20, 2006. 
  5. ^ Schulte, Sarah (2008-05-04). "Cedric Benson arrested in Texas". WLS-TV. WLS-TV. Retrieved 2008-05-11. 
  6. ^ http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/cedric-benson-1.html
  7. ^ McClain, John, Texans pick Travis Johnson; Bears draft Benson (April 24, 2005), Houston Chronicle. Retrieved on August 13, 2007.
  8. ^ Briggs, Brad, Benson speaks volumes (January 31, 2007), Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved on August 13, 2007.
  9. ^ Associated Press, Bears' Benson last first-round pick unsigned (August 18, 2005), USA Today. Retrieved on August 13, 2007.
  10. ^ a b c Eide, Paul, Bears' starting running back an obvious choice (September 4, 2006), Real Football 365. Retrieved on August 13, 2007.
  11. ^ Robinson, Charles, Double trouble (September 10, 2007), Yahoo! Sports, Retrieved on September 10, 2007.
  12. ^ Matthew J. Darnell (2009-09-03). "The Chicago Bears defense does not endorse Cedric Benson". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 2010-12-29. 
  13. ^ Associated Press, Vasher's 108-yard return lifts Bears over 49ers (November 13, 2005), ESPN. Retrieved on March 22, 2008.
  14. ^ "Cedric Benson : USAToday.com - Cedric Benson Biography from USAToday.com". USA Today. Archived from the original on July 8, 2012. 
  15. ^ Wilner, Barry, Bears 39, Saints 14 (January 22, 2007), Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved on March 21, 2008.
  16. ^ Mayer, Larry, Veteran offensive linemen believe in Benson (September 5, 2007), chicagobears.com, Retrieved on September 8, 2007.
  17. ^ a b c d Mayer, Larry, Benson insists competing for top job won't faze him (January 8, 2008), chicagobears.com. Retrieved on January 26, 2008.
  18. ^ "Bears send home Benson, later release troubled running back". ESPN. 2008-06-09. Retrieved 2008-06-09. 
  19. ^ Kusinski, Peggy (2009-10-25). "Thanks Lovie, From Cedric and Tank". NBC Chicago. Retrieved 2010-12-29. 
  20. ^ "Cedric Benson: "No year in Chicago was I happy." - WindyCityGridiron.com". Windy City Gridiron. September 15, 2016. 
  21. ^ Ludwig, Chick (October 21, 2008). "RB Perry takes a back seat to Benson". Dayton Daily News. 
  22. ^ Bengals Keep RB Benson Yahoo Sports, March 3, 2009
  23. ^ Benson's career-high 189 yards leads Bengals in thrashing of Bears
  24. ^ https://sports.yahoo.com/news/nfl--how-marvin-lewis-turned-the-bungles-back-into-the-bengals-023735492.html
  25. ^ Cedric Benson signed by Green Bay Packers
  26. ^ a b "Cedric Benson Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 
  27. ^ a b c Castro, April (2008-04-05). "Chicago RB Benson arrested on intoxicated boating charge". Yahoo! Sports. Associated Press. Retrieved 2008-05-05. 
  28. ^ a b c d "Bears RB Benson disputes charges". Yahoo! Sports. 2008-05-05. Retrieved 2008-05-05. 
  29. ^ Darnell, Matthew J. (2008-05-06). "Party captain Cedric Benson claims innocence". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 2008-05-06. 
  30. ^ Haugh, David (2008-05-07). "Friend sought help for Benson". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2008-05-07. 
  31. ^ Mayer, Larry (2008-04-05). "Benson arrested on intoxicated boating charge". chicagobears.com. Retrieved 2008-05-05. 
  32. ^ a b Poretto, John (2008-06-07). "Bears RB Benson arrested on drunken driving charge". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 2008-06-10. 
  33. ^ Darnell, Matthew (2008-06-09). "Cedric Benson has a job...for at least a few more hours". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 2008-06-10. 
  34. ^ Mayer, Larry (2008-06-07). "Angelo frustrated, disappointed after Benson arrest". chicagobears.com. Retrieved 2008-06-10. 
  35. ^ Seligman, Andrew (2008-06-09). "Bears waive Benson following 2nd arrest". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 2008-06-10. 
  36. ^ Benson ordered to get breathalyzer device on car
  37. ^ Coe, Andre (2008-09-25). "Grand juries no-bill Benson over 2 Texas arrests". Yahoo! Sports. Associated Press. Retrieved 2008-09-26. 
  38. ^ "Bengals running back Cedric Benson arrested for alleged assault". Cincinnati Enquirer. 2010-06-29. Retrieved 2010-06-29. 
  39. ^ Leah, Sean (2010-07-30). "NFL will not suspend Bengals RB Cedric Benson". USA Today. Retrieved 2010-08-24. 
  40. ^ Benson, Cedric. "Cedric Benson jailed". Austin American Statesman. Retrieved 17 July 2011. 
  41. ^ "Benson sentenced to 20 days in jail". Fox Sports. Associated Press. 30 August 2011. Retrieved 30 August 2011. 
  42. ^ "Bengals RB Benson released from Texas jail". Yahoo! Sports. 2011-09-03. Retrieved 2011-09-04. 
  43. ^ "Former Longhorn Cedric Benson charged with DWI". kxan.com. Retrieved February 20, 2017. 
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