Bears RB Benson Arrested On Intoxicated Boating Charge; Pepper Sprayed

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It has not been the best of years for Bears RB Cedric Benson, and now things appear to be getting worse.  The former first-round draft pick was arrested in Austin, TX after failing a sobriety test while operating a 30-foot boat.  He then decided to resist arrest and had to be peppered spray, and then was dragged ashore by officers.

The back now faces charges of boating while intoxicated and resisting arrest.  He was released from jail Sunday on a bond of $14,500.  He was operating the boat with 15 passengers aboard when it was stopped for a random safety inspection.  Instead of being smart and doing what the police said, he fought with them after failing the sobriety test, and they had to rough him up.

Benson put up 3.4 yards per carry last season as the Bears feature back.  He ran for 674 yards, but had problems holding onto the ball and scored just four times before he went on IR in November.  Overall he ran for just 3.4 yards per carry average.  Benson has rushed for 1,593 yards and 10 touchdowns, averaging 3.8 yards a carry.  It will be interesting to see what hot water this latest snafu with the law puts Benson in with the team.


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3 Responses to “Bears RB Benson Arrested On Intoxicated Boating Charge; Pepper Sprayed”

  1. Peter says:

    Regret that I think the Bears and Cedric are best to part ways?

    I am not sure if appearing aloof is the reason for thinking that he needs to go or the fact the running game was not successful last year. Was it a poor offensive line or RB who did not run hard? I will not question his toughness, an NFL RB gets beat up, but the specical ones do it with compassion, Walter Payton. He is no Walter. It is tough comparision, not a fair fight but would be nice to see a lot more toughness and actual caring. Is he playing for the second contract?

  2. Natalie says:

    The police say he was drunk and resisted arrest. Benson said he was non drunk and was attacked by police. In this case I think we need to wait before passing judgment on what happened.

  3. Natalie says:

    The police say he was drunk and resisted arrest. Benson said he was not drunk and was attacked by police. In this case I think we need to wait before passing judgment on what happened.