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.