Green has played mainly on passing downs, sharing those duties with fullback John Kuhn. “Cedric I felt was playing very well each and every week as we moved forward,” McCarthy said. “With that (injury), we’ve been rotating Alex Green, James Starks and now having John Kuhn back, I feel we have a good rotation. It’s just really finding the things they all do well and play to that and have that in sync with the run-blocking unit. I thought the way we started last game and I thought Arizona (on Nov. 4) was a good game. If we can just kind of find that rhythm, that definitely would benefit us.” The Packers had placed Benson on the new injured reserve/designated for return and now will simply leave him on IR for the rest of the season. Benson had a one-year contract for the veteran’s minimum of $825,000, though he also had an injury salary split.
Cedric Benson released from jail, again
12 at 1:55 p.m. EDT — Tim Daniels Cedric Benson has been able to delay his suspension for several weeks and the process doesn’t appear to be nearing a conclusion anytime soon. The website Pro Player Insiders updated his status today. Bengals beat writer Joe Reedy hears from a National Labor Relations Board official that a decision regarding RB Cedric Bensons suspension could still be 3-4 weeks away. It sounds like a bunch of legal mumbo-jumbo is going on here. If RB Bernard Scott is taking up a valuable roster spot on your squad, hes droppable. Benson is the clear-cut lead back in Cincinnati, so keep him in your lineup while he remains active. The suspension ruling could come at any time, though, so have a backup option ready. UPDATE: Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 6:02 p.m.
NFL star Cedric Benson http://www.nflpackerspro.com/home/195-men-s-limited-green-bay-packers-32-cedric-benson-nike-white-nfl-jersey.html arrested for assault in his home town (for the second year running)
He was released yesterday afternoon after paying a $10,000 bail bond. Arrested: Cedric Benson’s mug shot, as provided by the Austin Police Department. The Cincinnati Bengals ace was arrested for assault It is the second year in a row Benson has run into trouble in his home state. Last summer, he was arrested over an alleged bar fight in the same town. Roger Wade, a spokesman for the Travis County sheriff, said Benson was arrested on a misdemeanour count of assault with bodily injury with family violence, the Washington Examiner reported. Security guard opens fire in Atlanta business district, killing woman and wounding two others Benson’s attorney, Sam Bassett, said in a statement that the arrest came after ‘a conflict’ between Benson and a male former roommate, who has not been identified. In the statement the lawyer said he considers the ‘family violence’ aspect of the charge to be wrong. He said: ‘The alleged male victim no longer is Mr Benson’s household member and was not a household member for the past few days.’ Star man: Benson has led the Bengals in yardage for the past three years but is now a free agent A conviction for assault with family violence would mean a stiffer sentence than for simple assault. Benson is currently a free agent, but has continued to work out with players in Cincinnati during the NFL’s lockout and is said to want to continue playing with the side.
hrdcorbengalsfan says: Sep 22, 2011 10:23 PM Goodell the Bengal hater! How fair is this? Rape = 4 games. Fight = 3 games after jail time. Goodell does have his favorites and it is so obvious! eddyjf says: Sep 23, 2011 6:57 AM Its about time that the Bengals change their colors from Black and Orange to Black and white. blastfurnaceknows says: Sep 23, 2011 7:14 AM Bengalsfan, you sir, are an idiot. Everyone here at PFT Planet is now dumber for having read your comment.
Cedric Benson: ‘I’m playing’ against Bills Sunday
There is not enough information available at this time for further comment,” said Bassett. Benson was arrested last June and charged with assault following a dispute at a bar. Police said a scuffle erupted at Annie’s West bar on May 30, with the distrubance beginning at 1:50 a.m. between Benson and an unknown person. Bar staff separated them , and they escorted Benson out as he allegedly spit blood from his injured lip. Court documents indicate bar staff tried to figure out what happened between Benson and the other person when Benson began to become “verbally aggressive toward the bar staff.” When he refused to leave after bar staff reportedly asked him several times, the bar manager and a bartender physically escorted the athlete out. Once outside, Benson allegedly punched the bartender on the left side of his face — striking him once.
Cedric Benson gets three-game suspension
Benson A Fantasy Bargain? Cedric Benson is not likely to be available for Week 1. But before you dismiss adding him to your roster, remember he was a top-20 fantasy back a season ago and fifth in rushing attempts. That could make him a late-round bargain, writes Eric Karabell. Blog The former Texas star was sentenced Monday in Austin and had planned to surrender Oct. 17, during Cincinnati’s bye week. Travis County Jail records show Benson was booked late Tuesday. Benson’s lawyer said the running back decided it would be best to serve his sentence before the NFL season begins. “Mr. Benson is thankful for his supporters in Austin and Cincinnati,” his attorney, Sam Bassett, said in a statement released to the media.
Cedric Benson serving jail sentence
There doesn’t appear to be a timetable on when a ruling will come, either. The biggest issue is that Benson, who is apart of the NFL Players Association, was unaware that the NFLPA and the NFL had agreed to punish some of the players who had violated the league’s conduct policy during the lockout. In fact, Benson last week filed a charge of unfair labor practice against the NFLPA . CBSSports.com colleague Josh Katzowitz wrote Sunday , “Benson is arguing to the National Labor Relations Board that the NFLPA wasnt a union during the lockout — the NFL and a group of retired players all have made the same claim in various lawsuits because, in fact, the NFLPA decertified before the lockout began and took great pains to announce that it no longer was a union — and Benson also says that he wasnt an employee of any team during the lockout. Benson reasons that he shouldn’t be suspended for actions that occurred when he wasn’t an employee of the NFL or of the Bengals.” Benson isn’t alone. Teammate Andrew Whitworth agrees. “The union let those eight guys down, Whitworth said, via CBSSports.com Rapid Reporter Paul Dehner . I dont feel like that was fair. To me, if I was told that was a make or break, I would’ve said thats a make or break deal that we were going to sell out eight guys to have an agreement.” As PFT.com ‘s Mike Florio pointed out Wednesday, “The biggest question seems to be whether the NFL has the power to impose discipline against players for off-field conduct occurring during the lockout. In Bensons case, the situation is complicated by the fact that he wasnt even employed by an NFL team, since his prior contract with the Bengals had expired.” Who knows how long it will take to sort this out, bur for now, Benson will keep playing.