The Bengals will be without RB Cedric Benson for their October 30th game against the Seahawks. He was sentenced to 20 days in jail Monday after he and the court in Texas reached a deal to settle two misdemeanor assault cases
Benson was in court in Austin and the deal was struck after a jury was selected. He said he will surrender to authorities October 17th. That’s the Monday of the Bengals bye week.
The former Texas RB was arrested in 2010 for allegedly punching a bar employee in Austin, and he pleaded no contest to a charge of assault with injury in that case.
He was also arrested last month for allegedly punching a former roommate in downtown Austin. He pleaded no contest to a charge of assault with bodily injury with family violence, and that will be dismissed if he performs 30 hours of community service and pays an undisclosed amount of restitution to the victim.
Benson has been the Bengals’ leading rusher since 2008. Last season he ran for 1111 yards and 7 touchdowns on the ground, and added one more receiving.