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drewmar74
05-04-2008, 11:45 AM
Per PFT's rumor mill.... They allude to boating while intoxicated.

KVUE News in Austin, Texas, is reporting that Bears running back Cedric Benson was arrested early this morning by the Travis County Sheriff’s department.

The report does not give a reason for the arrest, but does say Benson is out on bond.

Benson has had previous legal trouble. In 2004 he was found guilty of criminal trespassing in connection with a break-in at a woman’s home. In 2002 he was arrested on marijuana possession charges.

The Bears’ 2005 first-round draft pick, Benson has been a disappointment in the NFL. After the Bears used their second-round draft pick on running back Matt Forte, there has been talk in Chicago that Benson won’t be around much longer.


http://www.profootballtalk.com/category/rumor-mill/

Heath Shuler
05-04-2008, 12:10 PM
http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/cs-080504-cedric-benson-arrested-chicago-bears,0,4171282.story
The Chicago Tribune is reporting the police had to use pepper spray.
Also charged with resisting arrest.

Hello Matt Forte.

drewmar74
05-04-2008, 12:11 PM
The Chicago Tribune is reporting the police had to use pepper spray.
Also charged with resisting arrest.

Hello Matt Forte.

Wow. Talk about a dumbass.

*sniff sniff*

You guys smell that?

*sniff*

Yeah, I definitely smell a suspension coming.

Lucky
05-04-2008, 12:20 PM
...fter the Bears used their second-round draft pick on running back Matt Forte, there has been talk in Chicago that Benson won’t be around much longer.
Which would lead to the obligatory "Should the Texans sign Cedric Benson?" threads. :brickwall:

eriadoc
05-04-2008, 12:21 PM
Which would lead to the obligatory "Should the Texans sign Cedric Benson?" threads. :brickwall:

The Texans refuse to take players from UT!

:sarcasm:

Showtime100
05-04-2008, 12:22 PM
A Longhorn in trouble with the law?? Can't be. They get arrested all the time but the UT Athletic Dept always comes through with a clean drug test.

Drew_Smoke
05-04-2008, 12:58 PM
I knew the bears traded the wrong back the minute they did it. CB is worthless now.

Hardcore Texan
05-04-2008, 01:10 PM
What a maroon, I just don't get these guys, millions of dolllars in his pocket you think it would be pretty simple to have someone sober drive if you have had a couple too many. He needs to get his act together and stay out of trouble. It's really not that hard.

drewmar74
05-04-2008, 01:11 PM
Which would lead to the obligatory "Should the Texans sign Cedric Benson?" threads. :brickwall:

Surely, surely you don't think we'll get subjected to these, do you?

Can you guys delete them as they pop up?

tulexan
05-04-2008, 01:29 PM
The Matt Forte era is starting sooner than expected

drewmar74
05-04-2008, 01:31 PM
The Matt Forte era is starting sooner than expected

Yes sir.

He's a pretty physical runner, isn't he?

tulexan
05-04-2008, 01:36 PM
Yes sir.

He's a pretty physical runner, isn't he?

Yeah, and he's apparently already turning heads in Chicago

http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/cs-080502-chicago-bears-mini-camp-quarterbacks,1,7085838.story

threetoedpete
05-04-2008, 01:56 PM
Surely, surely you don't think we'll get subjected to these, do you?

Can you guys delete them as they pop up?

Well let me be the first. 200 dollar waiver wire price, why not ? the cap hit is on chicgo's books not ours. Price of a cup of cofee ? give him a sniff.

threetoedpete
05-04-2008, 02:06 PM
Yes I'm Shocked !! Shocked, that people were on the lake in Austin drinking and smoking and getting...well you know the rest. It would be more of an event if there weren't people on the lake intoxicated. Kinda like the junkies on 6th street. Capistrano has it's swllows. Austin has it's junkies on 6th street.

Both will poop on you if you don't keep an eye peeled.

http://www.sanjuancapistrano.net/swallows/
http://www.encyclopediadramatica.com/Austin

Showtime100
05-04-2008, 02:51 PM
Yes I'm Shocked !! Shocked, that people were on the lake in Austin drinking and smoking and getting...well you know the rest. It would be more of an event if there weren't people on the lake intoxicated. Kinda like the junkies on 6th street. Capistrano has it's swllows. Austin has it's junkies on 6th street.

Both will poop on you if you don't keep an eye peeled.

http://www.sanjuancapistrano.net/swallows/
http://www.encyclopediadramatica.com/Austin

Benson gets busted and you take the opportunity to bash Austin?? I'm a Houstonian and always will take up for my hometown especially over Austin, but that post was just misguided anger toward.............something.

Hervoyel
05-04-2008, 03:41 PM
Which would lead to the obligatory "Should the Texans sign Cedric Benson?" threads. :brickwall:

You won't get that from me and I wanted the Texans to try and get hold of him when he came out. I was incredibly wrong about that one and I've been grateful for a couple of years that I wasn't in charge of that draft.

Wolf
05-04-2008, 04:37 PM
good thing it wasn't williamson county or ....well you all know about the reputations of that county

BSofA04
05-04-2008, 09:14 PM
F** da bears cause they screwed us in the draft. For whatever it's worth, they should have chosen Otah who is more of the physical, big OT who fits their scheme. Albert or Williams would have slide to us, depending on whom KC picked. Nothing more would make me happy than to see the Bears (and Titans) fall head first.

I hope this screws with some Chi-town mojo.

Kaiser Toro
05-04-2008, 10:21 PM
Yes I'm Shocked !! Shocked, that people were on the lake in Austin drinking and smoking and getting...well you know the rest. It would be more of an event if there weren't people on the lake intoxicated. Kinda like the junkies on 6th street. Capistrano has it's swllows. Austin has it's junkies on 6th street.

Both will poop on you if you don't keep an eye peeled.

http://www.sanjuancapistrano.net/swallows/
http://www.encyclopediadramatica.com/Austin

I get the feeling that you are communicating through some type of wormhole, transmitting from 1923. Once again proving that your surreality is most likely fueled with moonshine and your quasi-inebriated rants served up by a shouldered parrot bought at Pirates R Us.

There are many lakes around Austin. 6th street is not a haven for junkies, but rather a haven for tourists and college kids.

dc_txtech
05-04-2008, 11:21 PM
Yes I'm Shocked !! Shocked, that people were on the lake in Austin drinking and smoking and getting...well you know the rest. It would be more of an event if there weren't people on the lake intoxicated. Kinda like the junkies on 6th street. Capistrano has it's swllows. Austin has it's junkies on 6th street.

Both will poop on you if you don't keep an eye peeled.

http://www.sanjuancapistrano.net/swallows/
http://www.encyclopediadramatica.com/Austin

I just read through some of the Austin link. Being from Round Rock I thought a couple of the comments were kinda funny. Then I read this under "attractions in Austin":


The Yogurt Shop: Here four stuck-up high school cheerleader bimbos got raped, maimed, pillaged and burned by four l0zer slakker punks because they wouldn't put out or give them free yogurt. All four punks either got acquitted because they did the gene pool a favor, or are awaiting new trials because they ratted out on each other and lied about who did what

That has got to be the sickest thing I have ever read. For anyone not familiar with the yogurt shop murders, 4 young girls from 13-17 years old, were bound and gagged, raped, and murdered execution style. Then their bodies were doused in gasoline and burned to chars.

I have no problem with people poking fun at Austin, but if anyone ever said anything like that to my face, I can assure you they would never say it again.

Thanks for the link but I don't think I will ever be going back to that site.

Hooston Texan
05-04-2008, 11:33 PM
F** da bears cause they screwed us in the draft. For whatever it's worth, they should have chosen Otah who is more of the physical, big OT who fits their scheme. Albert or Williams would have slide to us, depending on whom KC picked. Nothing more would make me happy than to see the Bears (and Titans) fall head first.

I hope this screws with some Chi-town mojo.

What combination would you rather have?
A. Duane Brown, Steve Slaton, Xavier Adibi and Dominique Barber
B. Chris Williams (or Brandon Albert) and Tashard Choice

I'm listing it this way because I doubt the Texans would have taken Adibi in the fourth round if they did not already have an RB. Choice was the next RB taken after Adibi and a guy that's been on our radar.

And that's assuming that Williams or Albert fell to us. Detroit took an OT at 17 (Cherilus); I'm guessing they'd have been all over whichever of Albert/Williams made it past the Chiefs. And even if they did not, who's to say that someone else would not have swooped ahead of us to get them? Carolina gladly paid a king's ransom to draft Otah at 19. The Falcons gave up alot to get Sam Baker at 21. I wonder what someone would have paid to the Lions or Cardinals if Williams/Albert was hanging out there at picks 16/17.

Clearly, Smithiak had their fingers crossed for Williams/Albert, but with the way things fell in rounds 3 and 4, they got a far better basket of goodies (IMHO) than they would have if the original best-case scenario actually transpired.

Hardcore Texan
05-04-2008, 11:43 PM
good thing it wasn't williamson county or ....well you all know about the reputations of that county

You ain't kidding. I live in Williamson county and that is no joke bro, they would throw the book at him in a heartbeat regardless of stature.

NitroGSXR
05-04-2008, 11:57 PM
I just read through some of the Austin link. Being from Round Rock I thought a couple of the comments were kinda funny. Then I read this under "attractions in Austin":


The Yogurt Shop: Here four stuck-up high school cheerleader bimbos got raped, maimed, pillaged and burned by four l0zer slakker punks because they wouldn't put out or give them free yogurt. All four punks either got acquitted because they did the gene pool a favor, or are awaiting new trials because they ratted out on each other and lied about who did what

That has got to be the sickest thing I have ever read. For anyone not familiar with the yogurt shop murders, 4 young girls from 13-17 years old, were bound and gagged, raped, and murdered execution style. Then their bodies were doused in gasoline and burned to chars.

I have no problem with people poking fun at Austin, but if anyone ever said anything like that to my face, I can assure you they would never say it again.

Thanks for the link but I don't think I will ever be going back to that site.

I remember when that happened. I was in high school at the Texas School for the Deaf at the time and went to the crime scene the day or two after it happened. It was gruesome and a heartbreaking experience. I've made sure to remember their names after all these years. I believe it happened in December of 1991.

Amy Ayers.
Sarah Harbison.
Jennifer Harbison.
Eliza Thomas.

We must never forget. I never went into another 'I Can't Believe It's Not Yogurt' shop again. In fact, has that franchise collapsed now? It's been a long time since I've seen one.

dc_txtech
05-04-2008, 11:57 PM
Growing up in Williamson County I was pulled over and searched approximately 25 times from the ages of 16-18. Drug dogs came out about 6 times. Usually 3-4 cop cars called in for backup. When I moved to Lubbock I expected the same but I have yet to be pulled over in 7 years. People tend to give me skeptical looks when I tell them about some of the stories. The older I get the more I realize just how bad it was.

Cedric would be seeing jail time if he was 20 miles North of where he was arrested.

dc_txtech
05-05-2008, 12:02 AM
I remember when that happened. I was in high school at the Texas School for the Deaf at the time and went to the crime scene the day or two after it happened. It was gruesome and a heartbreaking experience. I've made sure to remember their names after all these years. I believe it happened in December of 1991.

Amy Ayers.
Sarah Harbison.
Jennifer Harbison.
Eliza Thomas.

We must never forget. I never went into another 'I Can't Believe It's Not Yogurt' shop again. In fact, has that franchise collapsed now? It's been a long time since I've seen one.

My mom has followed the case pretty closely. Well, as closely as someone can who is not in law enforcement. There is not a year that goes by that we don't have a long conversation about the case. But I don't think anybody who lived in the area at the time will ever forget. I am pretty sure the restaurant is still running in other states but I doubt they will reopen in Texas for a long time.

Thanks for posting, I'm glad I am not the only one who feels this way.

Showtime100
05-05-2008, 01:37 AM
I just read through some of the Austin link. Being from Round Rock I thought a couple of the comments were kinda funny. Then I read this under "attractions in Austin":


The Yogurt Shop: Here four stuck-up high school cheerleader bimbos got raped, maimed, pillaged and burned by four l0zer slakker punks because they wouldn't put out or give them free yogurt. All four punks either got acquitted because they did the gene pool a favor, or are awaiting new trials because they ratted out on each other and lied about who did what

That has got to be the sickest thing I have ever read. For anyone not familiar with the yogurt shop murders, 4 young girls from 13-17 years old, were bound and gagged, raped, and murdered execution style. Then their bodies were doused in gasoline and burned to chars.

I have no problem with people poking fun at Austin, but if anyone ever said anything like that to my face, I can assure you they would never say it again.

Thanks for the link but I don't think I will ever be going back to that site.

Wow. I didn't look very closely at the site. I was here when that happened and even today that story can straighten me up out of uncontrolled laughter to a somber stare. I can't believe that was on that stupid site.

[insert 10,000 word rant here]

End of post.

dc_txtech
05-05-2008, 02:16 AM
Wow. I didn't look very closely at the site. I was here when that happened and even today that story can straighten me up out of uncontrolled laughter to a somber stare. I can't believe that was on that stupid site.

[insert 10,000 word rant here]

End of post.

That is exactly how I felt. Ha Ha hippies are funny.....WTF??? I have written the site but I doubt they give a damn.

dc_txtech
05-05-2008, 02:38 AM
I created a user account and deleted it.

HoustonFrog
05-05-2008, 09:41 AM
Benson's side of thing. I'm never a person who just assumes things because I am not a fan of cops. So I can see this story being a cross between two things. I definitely don't think he was innocent of all but I think the cops probably kept things escalated.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3380764

AUSTIN, Texas -- Chicago Bears running back Cedric Benson was charged with boating while intoxicated after failing a sobriety test and resisting arrest that required officers to use pepper spray before dragging him ashore Saturday night, according to police.
If found guilty, Benson faces up to six months in jail and $2,000 for each class B misdemeanor. No court date has been set. In Texas, a BWI charge carries the same weight as a DWI.

The former Texas Longhorn, however, said he was not drunk and did not resist arrest.

"I was not intoxicated," Benson told the Chicago Sun-Times. "There was alcohol on the boat and others were enjoying themselves, but I wasn't drunk."

"They gave me a field sobriety test, told me to say my ABCs and told me to count from 1 to 4 up and down," Benson told the Chicago Tribune. "I'm thinking, I passed all the tests, did everything right. Then the officer told me we needed to go to land to take more tests. I politely asked him why we needed to go to land to take more tests when I took every test. Then he sprayed me with mace, on his boat.

"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 my eye."

Benson was released from jail early Sunday on a $14,500 bond. He said in the year he has owned the boat, he has been questioned by lake police six times, according to the Tribune.


Benson was operating the boat with 15 passengers aboard when he was stopped by a Lower Colorado River Authority officer for a random safety inspection. He failed a field sobriety test on the officer's boat and was uncooperative when the officer tried to take him ashore, the authority said.

"When Benson did not pass the test, he presented himself as a threat to the officer and argued about whether or not he would be taken to land to have a follow-up field sobriety test performed on land and refused to put on a life jacket," the authority said in a statement. The officer had to use pepper spray to subdue Benson, a move the running back doesn't understand.
"Even after they pepper-sprayed me, I have no idea why they did that. I was cooperative," Benson told the Sun-Times. "I asked them several times why they did that and they didn't give me an answer."

Benson then refused to leave the officer's boat and authorities had to drag him to a car to be taken to the Travis County jail, the authority said.

Benson's account differs. He told the Tribune that he was not near his family when the police restrained him.

"Nobody saw what he did to me," Benson told the newspaper. "I started screaming for my mother to come. That's when they put me under arrest. And the officer threw a life jacket over my head.

"Once we got to land, the Travis County police grabbed me and kicked my feet from under me. So I landed on my back while I was handcuffed. They held me down and held the water hose over my face. I couldn't breathe, I'm choking, I'm begging the cops, 'Please stop. Please stop.' Then they picked me up and dragged me backward toward their car. And I'm still being polite, asking them, 'Sir, could you please allow me to walk like a man to your cop car?' They just kept dragging me on."

drewmar74
05-05-2008, 10:03 AM
"Once we got to land, the Travis County police grabbed me and kicked my feet from under me. So I landed on my back while I was handcuffed. They held me down and held the water hose over my face. I couldn't breathe, I'm choking, I'm begging the cops, 'Please stop. Please stop.' Then they picked me up and dragged me backward toward their car. And I'm still being polite, asking them, 'Sir, could you please allow me to walk like a man to your cop car?' They just kept dragging me on."

So they waterboarded him?

Kaiser Toro
05-05-2008, 10:10 AM
Are there cameras on these police boats? If not, that needs to happen immediately.

bah007
05-05-2008, 10:25 AM
I've met a few of the officers on Lake Travis. Benson' version of events could likely be true.

PapaL
05-05-2008, 10:27 AM
I've met a few of the officers on Lake Travis. Benson' version of events could likely be true.

Including the calling for Mommy part? I find that funny.

michaelm
05-05-2008, 11:06 AM
Evidently, Specnatz hasn't been on the boards in the last 23 hours. I can't imagine him missing out on a thread about a Longhorn in trouble with the law. :)


Where ya at, Spec???

bah007
05-05-2008, 01:46 PM
Evidently, Specnatz hasn't been on the boards in the last 23 hours. I can't imagine him missing out on a thread about a Longhorn in trouble with the law. :)


Where ya at, Spec???

He better stay away from this one.

I don't wanna have to dig up those Brady Quinn pictures....

Specnatz
05-05-2008, 02:52 PM
Evidently, Specnatz hasn't been on the boards in the last 23 hours. I can't imagine him missing out on a thread about a Longhorn in trouble with the law. :)


Where ya at, Spec???

He better stay away from this one.

I don't wanna have to dig up those Brady Quinn pictures....

I really do not have to call anyone out here grown man calling for mommy, that in of itself is down right hilarious. Knowing as many cops as I have in my life this sounds odd from all accounts and the truth lies in the middle.

Go ahead and bring up the Quinn picks if you want, you seem to enjoy them more than anyone else here, not that is a bad thing, it is just not my thing.

Oh and I could easily bring up the arrest report for the 2007 season of the UT football program, I am still not sure if the arrest out weighed the wins, I would have to double check on that.

Texan_Bill
05-05-2008, 03:01 PM
I really do not have to call anyone out here grown man calling for mommy, that in of itself is down right hilarious. Knowing as many cops as I have in my life this sounds odd from all accounts and the truth lies in the middle.

Go ahead and bring up the Quinn picks if you want, you seem to enjoy them more than anyone else here, not that is a bad thing, it is just not my thing.

Oh and I could easily bring up the arrest report for the 2007 season of the UT football program, I am still not sure if the arrest out weighed the wins, I would have to double check on that.

If Bah007 -OR- anyone else posts those dang pictures of Quinn, I am holding YOU personally responsible...

*Scratches head and thinks "if I ever see those pics again - it will be too soon"*

Step away from the Chalupa man....

Specnatz
05-05-2008, 03:20 PM
If Bah007 -OR- anyone else posts those dang pictures of Quinn, I am holding YOU personally responsible...

*Scratches head and thinks "if I ever see those pics again - it will be too soon"*

Step away from the Chalupa man....

How the hell is it my fault, I am not wanting to see them and I am not the one posting them? I did not start any crap with anyone, I was not where to be seen all weekend and I come back to two people calling me out for no reason. I am sorry they love a school that has more players arrested in a year than the team I like does in about half a century.

Texan_Bill
05-05-2008, 03:23 PM
How the hell is it my fault, I am not wanting to see them and I am not the one posting them? I did not start any crap with anyone, I was not where to be seen all weekend and I come back to two people calling me out for no reason. I am sorry they love a school that has more players arrested in a year than the team I like does in about half a century.

Anything gay and Notre Dame will be your fault.... Man-Law!!!!!

PapaL
05-05-2008, 03:37 PM
Anything gay and Notre Dame will be your fault.... Man-Law!!!!!

Second that.

Motion Passed.

Specnatz
05-05-2008, 03:49 PM
Anything gay and Notre Dame will be your fault.... Man-Law!!!!!

Fine anything having to do with farm animals and A&M is your fault.


Man-Law!!

Texan_Bill
05-05-2008, 03:54 PM
Fine anything having to do with farm animals and A&M is your fault.



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cuppacoffee
05-05-2008, 05:02 PM
A Longhorn in trouble with the law?? Can't be. They get arrested all the time but always comes through with a clean drug test.


Like the 2002 misdemeanor drug and alcohol charges against him that were dropped?

He spent eight days in jail in 2003 for trespassing, guess the UT Athletic Dept couldn't get that one dropped.

You ain't kidding. I live in Williamson county and that is no joke bro, they would throw the book at him in a heartbeat regardless of stature.

This is a good thing, right?

:coffee:

Showtime100
05-05-2008, 06:51 PM
Like the 2002 misdemeanor drug and alcohol charges against him that were dropped?

He spent eight days in jail in 2003 for trespassing, guess the UT Athletic Dept couldn't get that one dropped.



This is a good thing, right?

:coffee:

You are leaving out a ton of stuff. Remember before the Ohio State game?? Kid gets busted in a car on 183 at three in the morning with pot and a gun on his person and it all goes away after UT says a drug test was clean. What about the pot? What was he doing a 3:00 in the morning on a night when he should be studying? What about the handgun? That is just one of many, many examples. Don't give me "he didn't get to play in the game" either.

bah007
05-05-2008, 07:35 PM
How the hell is it my fault, I am not wanting to see them and I am not the one posting them? I did not start any crap with anyone, I was not where to be seen all weekend and I come back to two people calling me out for no reason. I am sorry they love a school that has more players arrested in a year than the team I like does in about half a century.

Dude. Relax, seriously.

Nobody is calling you out. I have no intention of searching for those ridiculous pictures.

I intended for you to take it as a joke. I guess I should have used a smiley.

I could really care less what anyone says about the UT program. The fact is: the kids that are proven guilty get kicked off the team.

bah007
05-05-2008, 08:06 PM
You are leaving out a ton of stuff. Remember before the Ohio State game?? Kid gets busted in a car on 183 at three in the morning with pot and a gun on his person and it all goes away after UT says a drug test was clean. What about the pot? What was he doing a 3:00 in the morning on a night when he should be studying? What about the handgun? That is just one of many, many examples. Don't give me "he didn't get to play in the game" either.

Don't try to throw this stuff over on us if you don't know what happened.

Aaron Harris (former player) was the owner & driver of the car.

Tarell Brown & Tyrell Gatewood (current players at the time) were asleep in the backseat of Harris' vehicle, and the gun was sitting in Brown's lap (it belonged to Gatewood, purchased legally).

Brown was charged with a weapons misdemeanor & all three were charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

The pot charges against Brown & Gatewood were dropped when they both passed a drug test & Harris admitted that the pot was his.

Brown & Gatewood were both suspended for the Ohio St game, & Gatewood was later suspended for the entire season when he was caught in possession of some pills while driving.

Brown & Gatewood were unnecessarily tasered during the event (while they were still asleep in the backseat).

I cannot find an official article on the outcome of the gun charges, but they were in the process of being dropped because Gatewood's claims of only using the gun at a shooting range was proven true. And the only reason Brown had the gun in his lap was because Gatewood had left it in the car & Brown was going to put it in Tyrell's room when they dropped him off (they were roomates).

Showtime100
05-05-2008, 08:21 PM
Don't try to throw this stuff over on us if you don't know what happened.

Aaron Harris (former player) was the owner & driver of the car.

Tarell Brown & Tyrell Gatewood (current players at the time) were asleep in the backseat of Harris' vehicle, and the gun was sitting in Brown's lap (it belonged to Gatewood, purchased legally).

Brown was charged with a weapons misdemeanor & all three were charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

The pot charges against Brown & Gatewood were dropped when they both passed a drug test & Harris admitted that the pot was his.

Brown & Gatewood were both suspended for the Ohio St game, & Gatewood was later suspended for the entire season when he was caught in possession of some pills while driving.

Brown & Gatewood were unnecessarily tasered during the event (while they were still asleep in the backseat).

I cannot find an official article on the outcome of the gun charges, but they were in the process of being dropped because Gatewood's claims of only using the gun at a shooting range was proven true. And the only reason Brown had the gun in his lap was because Gatewood had left it in the car & Brown was going to put it in Tyrell's room when they dropped him off (they were roomates).

I still want to know how they got out of it. If you don't think UT wasn't involved you are kidding yourself. BTW, aren't they still considered on the team, but suspended indefinitely?? As in UT will use them if the need arises but until then it wouldn't be right?

What do you mean "if I don't know what happened"? You don't know anymore than I do. Moreover, if it is my opinion I'll say whatever I feel like saying. Where is accountability to Mack Brown in all of this??

You still seem to think it's OK to be caught with thugs at 3:00am with guns and drugs during a football season where they are getting an education in return for football. You don't get it, they shouldn't have been there, and if it were me or you charges would not have been dismissed. Go ahead and throw a comeback, I've stated how I feel and anymore would be a long exchange I can already see will go nowhere. We will simply disagree on this.

Kaiser Toro
05-05-2008, 08:27 PM
I love watching folks play connect the dots.

bah007
05-05-2008, 08:31 PM
I still want to know how they got out of it. If you don't think UT wasn't involved you are kidding yourself. BTW, aren't they still considered on the team, but suspended indefinitely?? As in UT will use them if the need arises but until then it wouldn't be right?

What do you mean "if I don't know what happened"? You don't know anymore than I do. Moreover, if it is my opinion I'll say whatever I feel like saying. Where is accountability to Mack Brown in all of this??

You still seem to think it's OK to be caught with thugs at 3:00am with guns and drugs during a football season where they are getting an education in return for football. You don't get it, they shouldn't have been there, and if it were me or you charges would not have been dismissed. Go ahead and throw a comeback, I've stated how I feel and anymore would be a long exchange I can already see will go nowhere. We will simply disagree on this.

Well don't let the facts I presented get in your way.

We're obiously done here. Agree to disagree. I presented the facts of the case, I have no intention of arguing with you about them.

Showtime100
05-05-2008, 08:39 PM
Well don't let the facts I presented get in your way.

We're obiously done here. Agree to disagree. I presented the facts of the case, I have no intention of arguing with you about them.

Fact, they were in possession. Drug tests have nothing to do with possession and you know it.

(Facts, lol)

bah007
05-05-2008, 09:02 PM
Fact, they were in possession. Drug tests have nothing to do with possession and you know it.

(Facts, lol)

The weed was in Harris' shirt pocket & under the passenger front seat of Harris' car.

Brown & Gatewood were sitting in the back seat.

After the two players passed a drug test, the police dropped the charges on them & decided to only go after Harris.

ubecool454
05-06-2008, 10:42 AM
Which would lead to the obligatory "Should the Texans sign Cedric Benson?" threads. :brickwall:

We don't need a slow overated RB even if he is homegrown. Ced should have listened to his mama and played for the Dodgers. Benson seems like he was reading to many of his press clipping from highschool.

Second Honeymoon
05-06-2008, 11:14 AM
sounds like another case of cops overstepping their boundaries and going on some power trip. i had heard of DWB but I guess this is BWB.

why should our citizens be forced to be placed under police custody, driven to shore while handcuffed, and then given a sobriety test onshore for suspision of being intoxicated? other police departments have mobile breathalyzer apparatus that can give a test on the fly. if Travis County claims they can't afford that, I call total bull****.

if Benson was drunk he should be punished but to take peoples rights away on suspision of being drunk before proper tests could be given is wrong. there are no tests that can be run on a boat that can determine whether he has been drinking other than a breathalyzer.

i just can't stand cops that get on some sort of power trip. i respect cops and they deal with a lot of crap but so many of them are complete aholes its just sad. when I am working baseball games I can always tell the guys who are cops. They are the ones who have big mouths, think they own the world, and won't keep their mouth shut.

I hope Benson can prove he wasn't drunk so he can teach these losers a lesson. Just a power trip and I am sure it had nothing to do with a black guy in dreads owning a nice boat and having a party. I practically lived on Lake Travis during college summers and the cops there were generally total pricks and perverts.

Goldensilence
05-06-2008, 11:46 AM
Fine anything having to do with farm animals and A&M is your fault.


Man-Law!!

You obviously have no clue how much cops in College Station love them some farm animals too. They don't fight back as hard.

ubecool454
05-06-2008, 11:57 AM
sounds like another case of cops overstepping their boundaries and going on some power trip. i had heard of DWB but I guess this is BWB.

why should our citizens be forced to be placed under police custody, driven to shore while handcuffed, and then given a sobriety test onshore for suspision of being intoxicated? other police departments have mobile breathalyzer apparatus that can give a test on the fly. if Travis County claims they can't afford that, I call total bull****.

if Benson was drunk he should be punished but to take peoples rights away on suspision of being drunk before proper tests could be given is wrong. there are no tests that can be run on a boat that can determine whether he has been drinking other than a breathalyzer.

i just can't stand cops that get on some sort of power trip. i respect cops and they deal with a lot of crap but so many of them are complete aholes its just sad. when I am working baseball games I can always tell the guys who are cops. They are the ones who have big mouths, think they own the world, and won't keep their mouth shut.

I hope Benson can prove he wasn't drunk so he can teach these losers a lesson. Just a power trip and I am sure it had nothing to do with a black guy in dreads owning a nice boat and having a party. I practically lived on Lake Travis during college summers and the cops there were generally total pricks and perverts.

I told Cedric to stop riding all those blonds in his car and his boat, now look what happens, the jealous cops sprayed mace in his face and he wasn't handcuffed or under arrest. Leave those blonds alone and stay in chicago and work out. Honeymoon ,I am pretty sure those cops knew who he was and they may even be aggies? lol I believe that they are probably pricks on the lake. They are envious of the people they are paid to protect.

threetoedpete
05-06-2008, 12:45 PM
I get the feeling that you are communicating through some type of wormhole, transmitting from 1923. Once again proving that your surreality is most likely fueled with moonshine and your quasi-inebriated rants served up by a shouldered parrot bought at Pirates R Us.

There are many lakes around Austin. 6th street is not a haven for junkies, but rather a haven for tourists and college kids.

Perls befor swine. If you don't know what it is, don't pick it off the ground and put it in your mouth.

ChampionTexan
05-06-2008, 12:53 PM
What was he doing a 3:00 in the morning on a night when he should be studying?
:spit:

ubecool454
05-06-2008, 01:09 PM
I knew the bears traded the wrong back the minute they did it. CB is worthless now.

Benson is not worthless. Though I am not a big fan of his, this is the day of dual or triple threat backfield. Benson is not going anywhere, he just doesn't have to be the man like the bears wanted him to be.

Specnatz
05-06-2008, 01:21 PM
Benson is not worthless. Though I am not a big fan of his, this is the day of dual or triple threat backfield. Benson is not going anywhere, he just doesn't have to be the man like the bears wanted him to be.

He is not an everydown back and he is not a change of pace back so what good is easy? I guess he could be the 5 carry guy to give a breather to the strater and the change of pace back but at his salary I would rather cut his ass and sign Rhodes.

ubecool454
05-06-2008, 02:06 PM
He is not an everydown back and he is not a change of pace back so what good is easy? I guess he could be the 5 carry guy to give a breather to the strater and the change of pace back but at his salary I would rather cut his ass and sign Rhodes.

I think Forte is the best choice for the Bears and Peterson and Benson splitting 20 carries a game. If I am the bears and can't find a trade partner I keep him and he becomes high priced depth. I doubt they make it thru the season without a RB or two out injured.

Maddict5
05-07-2008, 09:34 AM
am i the only one who thinks this sounds alot like the fred weary incident last year?

HoustonFrog
05-07-2008, 01:17 PM
am i the only one who thinks this sounds alot like the fred weary incident last year?

I've thought the same...but as I stated, I don't like cops...here is another report of someone backing him

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/8108552?MSNHPHMA

A 22-year-old woman who was a passenger on Cedric Benson's boat backs his story of police abuse, saying she called her father and asked him to call 911 for help, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune.

Benson, a running back for the Chicago Bears, believes officers used excessive force against him and says he'll fight charges he operated a boat while intoxicated and resisted arrest on a Texas lake over the weekend.

Elizabeth Cartwright, a senior at the University of Texas, says she was on the boat with Benson when it was stopped. Shortly after, she told the Tribune, things got out of hand.

"I called my dad and told him, 'Call 911, my black friend is getting beaten up by police on Lake Travis.'"

She went on to say that by that point, Benson was out of sight on the officers' boat, but that she could still hear him.

Cartwright also told the paper that Benson wasn't drunk and had only consumed two drinks during the trip and that her fiancé has dozens of photos that help back up her claims.

She also estimates that she has been on Benson's boat six times in the past year and that it's been stopped for a random safety check each time.

Police say Benson was operating the boat with 15 passengers when a Lower Colorado River Authority officer stopped him for a random safety inspection. He failed a field sobriety test on the officer's boat and was uncooperative when the officer tried to take him ashore, the authority said.

Benson argued whether he would go to land for a follow-up field sobriety test and refused to put on a life jacket, and the officer had to use pepper spray to subdue him, the authority said. He refused to leave the officer's boat and had to be dragged to a car to be taken to the Travis County jail, the authority said.

infantrycak
05-07-2008, 02:11 PM
What is the field sobriety test while on a boat?

bah007
05-07-2008, 02:11 PM
I've been on Lake Travis at least 300 times in my life. Never have I been randomly searched.

Benson has been on the lake six times this year, and been "randomly" searched six times...

Clearly profiling at its best.

bah007
05-07-2008, 02:13 PM
What is the field sobriety test while on a boat?

From what I've heard, they are either supposed to administer a breathalyzer on the boat or a field sobriety test on land.

I don't think there are other options.

I would imagine that a completely sober person might have trouble completing a field sobriety test on a rocking boat.

Specnatz
05-07-2008, 02:24 PM
From what I've heard, they are either supposed to administer a breathalyzer on the boat or a field sobriety test on land.

I don't think there are other options.

I would imagine that a completely sober person might have trouble completing a field sobriety test on a rocking boat.

Good point.

HOU-TEX
05-07-2008, 02:49 PM
From what I've heard, they are either supposed to administer a breathalyzer on the boat or a field sobriety test on land.

I don't think there are other options.

I would imagine that a completely sober person might have trouble completing a field sobriety test on a rocking boat.

Heck, I'm willing to bet I couldn't pass one if I were sober, on a smooth tennis court surface and had had an off-season training program on sobriety tests. :gun:

Texan_Bill
05-07-2008, 02:55 PM
What is the field sobriety test while on a boat?

Don't laugh, but since it's that slow sports time of the year, I've been watching shows like 'Party Heat' (think COPS on the water). Obviously, tests involving balance would do no good on the water, but they actually do give some tests such as the old "ABC's". They see how the person performs those 'mental tests' before asking them to take a breathalizer test. As is the case with automobile stops, if the person refuses the breathalizer, they can be hauled off under 'suspicion'.

HOU-TEX
05-07-2008, 03:02 PM
Don't laugh, but since it's that slow sports time of the year, I've been watching shows like 'Party Heat' (think COPS on the water). Obviously, tests involving balance would do no good on the water, they actually do give some tests such as the old "ABC's". They see how the person performs those 'mental tests' before asking them to take a breathalizer test. As is the case with automobile stops, if the person refuses the breathalizer, they can be hauled off under 'suspicion'.

Sounds more like a porno to me.

I've been deep sea fishing many times. We're out on the water for at least 6-8 hours at a time. Afterwards I always have a severe case of "sealegs".

So maybe Benson could use that as a reason he failed the test. I know I'd fail it (see above post) due to sealegs. :)

Texan_Bill
05-07-2008, 03:08 PM
Sounds more like a porno to me.

I've been deep sea fishing many times. We're out on the water for at least 6-8 hours at a time. Afterwards I always have a severe case of "sealegs".

So maybe Benson could use that as a reason he failed the test. I know I'd fail it (see above post) due to sealegs. :)

*ahem* Well a lot of the show(s) consist of Spring Break at places like Lake Havasu.... meaning scantily clad women. But seriously, I watch it for the educational value.....



:spit: *I couldn't even type that with a straigh face*

HOU-TEX
05-07-2008, 03:12 PM
*ahem* Well a lot of the show(s) consist of Spring Break at places like Lake Havasu.... meaning scantily clad women. But seriously, I watch it for the educational value.....



:spit: *I couldn't even type that with a straigh face*

See, I don't even know you and I know you. :thinking:

*Umm........is it free? What channel? Time?

Texan_Bill
05-07-2008, 03:15 PM
See, I don't even know you and I know you. :thinking:

*Umm........is it free? What channel? Time?

Channel 246 Tru TV...."It's not reality TV, it's Actuality", Monday nights around 7:00(ish)???

Update:
Party Heat at 7:00
Beach Patrol at 8:00 and 8:30.

Last week's Party Heat was from Padre.

HOU-TEX
05-07-2008, 03:16 PM
Channel 246 Tru TV...."It's not reality TV, it's Actuality", Monday nights around 7:00(ish)???

246? Is that Dish or Cable?

Texan_Bill
05-07-2008, 03:18 PM
246? Is that Dish or Cable?

My bad... DirecTB

Koolaid Time
05-07-2008, 04:02 PM
"Benson, who now plays for the Chicago Bears, was pepper sprayed and had to be carried from shore to a vehicle for transportation to the Travis County Jail Saturday night, the affidavit said. Both charges against him are class B misdemeanors punishable by up to six months in jail and a $2,000 fine.

Benson was released Sunday on a $14,500 bond. He declined immediate comment when contacted by the Statesman Sunday night.

Benson — according to arresting officer Leonard Snyder's affidavit — was the person operating a 30-foot motor boat with 12 to 15 occupants in Devil's Cove Saturday when Snyder decided to conduct a water safety inspection, a random inspection that lake authorities can conduct to determine anything from whether there are enough life jackets on board to monitoring the sobriety of a water craft operator.

According to the affidavit, Snyder noticed that Benson showed signs of intoxication, including the strong odor of alcohol and bloodshot eyes. Snyder reported that Benson failed a vision test, had slurred speech, did not complete the finger count test — in which he was asked to touch his fingers to his thumb and count — and could not recite the alphabet."

http://www.statesman.com/horns/content/sports/stories/longhorns/05/05/0505benson.html

Hell Benson MAY BE innocent. This isn't a fair field sobriety test. I don't know any former UT Football players--drunk or sober-- that can recite the alphabet.

Specnatz
05-07-2008, 04:56 PM
"Benson, who now plays for the Chicago Bears, was pepper sprayed and had to be carried from shore to a vehicle for transportation to the Travis County Jail Saturday night, the affidavit said. Both charges against him are class B misdemeanors punishable by up to six months in jail and a $2,000 fine.

Benson was released Sunday on a $14,500 bond. He declined immediate comment when contacted by the Statesman Sunday night.

Benson — according to arresting officer Leonard Snyder's affidavit — was the person operating a 30-foot motor boat with 12 to 15 occupants in Devil's Cove Saturday when Snyder decided to conduct a water safety inspection, a random inspection that lake authorities can conduct to determine anything from whether there are enough life jackets on board to monitoring the sobriety of a water craft operator.

According to the affidavit, Snyder noticed that Benson showed signs of intoxication, including the strong odor of alcohol and bloodshot eyes. Snyder reported that Benson failed a vision test, had slurred speech, did not complete the finger count test — in which he was asked to touch his fingers to his thumb and count — and could not recite the alphabet."

http://www.statesman.com/horns/content/sports/stories/longhorns/05/05/0505benson.html

Hell Benson MAY BE innocent. This isn't a fair field sobriety test. I don't know any former UT Football players--drunk or sober-- that can recite the alphabet.

The police officer fails to mention why Benson has been stopped 6 times with in the last year for safety inspections. Hell in all myadult life of boating I have only been stopped once. Now granted I do not go out every weekend but still. getting inspected that many times is BS.

cuppacoffee
05-07-2008, 05:50 PM
The police officer fails to mention why Benson has been stopped 6 times with in the last year for safety inspections. Hell in all myadult life of boating I have only been stopped once. Now granted I do not go out every weekend but still. getting inspected that many times is BS.

Spec


The only person I've read claiming Benson has been stopped six times is his friend Elizabeth Cartwright, a senior at the University of Texas.

We all know that friends never lie to cover for their friends.:sarcasm:

Cartwright claims Benson 'did nothing aggressive until after he was pepper sprayed, when he started screaming for his mother."

Screaming for his mother?

She went on to say that by that point, Benson was out of sight on the officers' boat, but that she could still hear him.

Out of sight but could still hear him?

I am no defender of our 'civil servants in uniform':sarcasm:
but I think the truth of this story has yet to be fully disclosed.

edit

Read the story again.

Cartwright also told the paper that Benson wasn't drunk and had only consumed two drinks during the trip and that her fiancé has dozens of photos that help back up her claims.

Dozens of photos to prove he only had two drinks?





:coffee:

GuerillaBlack
05-08-2008, 12:23 AM
This incident has gotten better than I expected. Where's the popcorn?

Specnatz
05-08-2008, 03:00 AM
Spec


The only person I've read claiming Benson has been stopped six times is his friend Elizabeth Cartwright, a senior at the University of Texas.

We all know that friends never lie to cover for their friends.:sarcasm:

Cartwright claims Benson 'did nothing aggressive until after he was pepper sprayed, when he started screaming for his mother."

Screaming for his mother?

She went on to say that by that point, Benson was out of sight on the officers' boat, but that she could still hear him.

Out of sight but could still hear him?

I am no defender of our 'civil servants in uniform':sarcasm:
but I think the truth of this story has yet to be fully disclosed.

edit

Read the story again.

Cartwright also told the paper that Benson wasn't drunk and had only consumed two drinks during the trip and that her fiancé has dozens of photos that help back up her claims.

Dozens of photos to prove he only had two drinks?



:coffee:


If you read my previous post I made fun of him for calling for his mommy and I also said the truth lies somewhere in between, but if they did stop him 6 times there should be a record of it and you would think they would come out pretty quickly to say that bit of info is total BS. This has the potintial of being a public relations nightmare for the patrol units.

As far as photos go they are most likely time stamped and date stamped so it could possibly be true at documenting the events of the day.

There are a lot of holes in everyones story.

Second Honeymoon
05-08-2008, 03:08 AM
Don't laugh, but since it's that slow sports time of the year, I've been watching shows like 'Party Heat' (think COPS on the water). Obviously, tests involving balance would do no good on the water, but they actually do give some tests such as the old "ABC's". They see how the person performs those 'mental tests' before asking them to take a breathalizer test. As is the case with automobile stops, if the person refuses the breathalizer, they can be hauled off under 'suspicion'.

Party Heat is awesome. Lake Havasu is a freaking party.

I don't watch it religiously but if I am channel flippin' and its on, I'll stick around and see some dbags getting in trouble with johnny law. there was one dude who blew like 2.9 and tried to act like he wasn't drunk

cuppacoffee
05-08-2008, 07:58 AM
If you read my previous post I made fun of him for calling for his mommy and I also said the truth lies somewhere in between, but if they did stop him 6 times there should be a record of it and you would think they would come out pretty quickly to say that bit of info is total BS. This has the potintial of being a public relations nightmare for the patrol units.

As far as photos go they are most likely time stamped and date stamped so it could possibly be true at documenting the events of the day.

There are a lot of holes in everyones story.


As you say, it does have the potential of being a nightmare for the patrol unit. I am just not ready to believe everything I hear....from either side.

Benson will have the opportunity to "confront his accusers" at his hearing. I would....wouldn't you?

If he chooses not to appear then my opinion (worthless to all but me) will be that Benson feels his position is tenuous at best.

I wonder if the patrol boats have the same video cameras as patrol cars?


:coffee:

Texan_Bill
05-08-2008, 09:14 AM
Party Heat is awesome. Lake Havasu is a freaking party.

I don't watch it religiously but if I am channel flippin' and its on, I'll stick around and see some dbags getting in trouble with johnny law. there was one dude who blew like 2.9 and tried to act like he wasn't drunk

See HOU-TEX, I'm not the only one. It's great programming.... :)

***************

I do remember the one with the guy blowing a .29. The cop(s) essentially told him he should be dead or near dead... Some of the 'cat fights' are awesome too.

ubecool454
05-08-2008, 09:56 AM
am i the only one who thinks this sounds alot like the fred weary incident last year?

That is exactly what it sounds like.

Kaiser Toro
05-08-2008, 09:58 AM
I am not sure how many of y'all have been to Devil's Cove on Lake Travis, but it is friggin crazy. Supposedlly this is where the boat was.

ubecool454
05-08-2008, 10:12 AM
Bottom line is..young black man probably with nice boat and probably a few nice white women on that boat. Racial profiling on the water. Its not really funny but I did chuckle at the white female friend calling her dad to call "911". Wasn't it 911 responders that were causing the problem. This has Fred Weary written all over it and I doubt the truth will ever come out from Law enforcement side until the end. This is still....AMERICA..

Lucky
05-08-2008, 05:41 PM
Here's a pic of Benson's party boat, on the day of the arrest.

http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/media/photo/2008-05/38611172.jpeg

Link (http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/cs-080507-cedric-benson-chicago-bears-arrested,1,3135266.story)

Texan_Bill
05-08-2008, 05:45 PM
Here's a pic of Benson's party boat, on the day of the arrest.

http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/media/photo/2008-05/38611172.jpeg

Link (http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/cs-080507-cedric-benson-chicago-bears-arrested,1,3135266.story)

Is that a package of Zig-Zags in his left hand???----------^^

infantrycak
05-08-2008, 05:50 PM
Is that a package of Zig-Zags in his left hand???----------^^

Yup--but only half the vodka is gone from the bottle in the back right.

Texan_Bill
05-08-2008, 06:03 PM
Yup--but only half the vodka is gone from the bottle in the back right.

Good eye. I didn't catch that.

Lucky
05-08-2008, 06:09 PM
Good eye. I didn't catch that.
Hey Sherlock, what's the guy in the extreme far right of the pic holding in his fingers?

Texan_Bill
05-08-2008, 06:10 PM
At first I thought it was just a cigarette... "Upon further review........"

Texan_Bill
05-08-2008, 06:12 PM
I think we could make a game of "List all of the infractions" out of this pic.

Lucky
05-08-2008, 06:15 PM
I think we could make a game of "List all of the infractions" out of this pic.
I doubt they checked the ID's of the guests. I know Deon Beasley isn't 21.

Texan_Bill
05-08-2008, 06:22 PM
Exaclty.... A couple of those girls look like they would have a hard producing ID that says they're 21...

Also, I do not own a boat, but I have been boating several times and I have a hard time believing that boat is certified for 14 people.

Specnatz
05-08-2008, 07:26 PM
Exaclty.... A couple of those girls look like they would have a hard producing ID that says they're 21...

Also, I do not own a boat, but I have been boating several times and I have a hard time believing that boat is certified for 14 people.

You forgot to count the person taking the photo, that would be 15 people.

Kaiser Toro
05-08-2008, 07:38 PM
I do not pretend to know boating rules and certifications, but I do know Devil's Cove. Just because there are 15 people in a tied up boat in Devil's Cove does not mean that 15 folks went out on his boat. There will be easily 50 boats tied up together with folks "jumping" from boat to boat. I could imagine that word got around quick Benson was there and folks wanted to come over and hang.

However, I would think that you must have X amount of life preservers when X amount of people are on your boat regardless of being tied up or docked. Once again I do not know, but still would like to know if there are cameras on police boats.

Moreover, the rules are extremely lax out there.

nut
05-08-2008, 07:48 PM
Benson is immature spoiled brat and not that good a running back. The worst part of this is he is better than any running backs we have. Why don't we ever try and get a good one (and I don't mean an overpriced has-been)?

D-ReK
05-08-2008, 08:46 PM
Benson is immature spoiled brat and not that good a running back. The worst part of this is he is better than any running backs we have. Why don't we ever try and get a good one (and I don't mean an overpriced has-been)?

Are you kidding? Benson hasn't shown to be anything in the NFL. Behind the same line that Thomas Jones more or less dominated with, Benson could only muster 3.4 YPC. He's a power back that doesn't run with much power. What "good" RB would you have wanted? If you want a starting RB who won't be overpriced, you need to draft one. So far, under the new regime, we have passed on Reggie Bush and Rashard Mendenhall, who were considered to be "good" RBs. One is basically a bust and the other will be a complimentary back to Willie Parker, depending on how he bounces back from injury. Give Slaton a chance before you say "we (n)ever try and get a good one". He has the makings of being a "good one" and should quickly win over the "we need a home run threat" fans.

infantrycak
05-08-2008, 08:56 PM
Hey Sherlock, what's the guy in the extreme far right of the pic holding in his fingers?

What's in the foil on Cedric's lap?--I don't see a burrito.

HoustonFrog
05-08-2008, 09:20 PM
My Mother in Law has a house..lives.. right off Lake Austin so we are out there alot and all of the coves there are good for just watching ....things.:)

ubecool454
05-08-2008, 10:09 PM
Here's a pic of Benson's party boat, on the day of the arrest.

http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/media/photo/2008-05/38611172.jpeg

Link (http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/cs-080507-cedric-benson-chicago-bears-arrested,1,3135266.story)

I got that pic and it was just like I thought.....Cedric was over his quota for white women on that boat!

D-ReK
05-08-2008, 10:11 PM
I got that pic and it was just like I thought.....Cedric was over his quota for white women on that boat!

Upon closer inspection, I think I know the girl in the white bikini. I need to call her up!

HOU-TEX
05-09-2008, 10:25 AM
Damn, y'all are good. The first thing I noticed were the lovely women. I thought Benson was holding a piece of sausage (LMAO). :)

Geez, I think I'd feel a little weird smoking dope with my Mom right there.

Kaiser Toro
05-09-2008, 10:29 AM
I am not sure what folks are seeing unless they are using a magnifying glass, but what I see on Benson's person is a sausage in his left hand a mustard packet in his right and the foil on his lap was keeping the sausage in his hand warm.

Now, he may have had the munchies as the chips are on display as well between he and his boy.

infantrycak
05-09-2008, 10:36 AM
From PFT Rumormill:

Benson is now finding support from a woman who had no connection to his boat. Toby Patch claims that he saw police “manhandling” Benson after they took him off the boat.

“As they were taking him up the dock, they stopped. He said, ‘I am fine, I can continue walking,’ and they put their legs behind his knees and knocked him over his knees and started hog-carrying him,” Patch told KXAN in Texas, via the Chicago Tribune.

“They ended up — I don’t know why — but laid him on his back, I head him say, ‘Please don’t pepper spray me, please don’t pepper spray me.’ It was uncalled for, it was ludicrous, no point for it.”

HOU-TEX
05-09-2008, 10:41 AM
A woman with the name Toby Patch?? :thinking:

TexansSeminole
05-09-2008, 10:41 AM
I am not sure what folks are seeing unless they are using a magnifying glass, but what I see on Benson's person is a sausage in his left hand a mustard packet in his right and the foil on his lap was keeping the sausage in his hand warm.

Now, he may have had the munchies as the chips are on display as well between he and his boy.

Yea, that's exactly what I see.

TexansSeminole
05-11-2008, 08:44 PM
The plot thickens as another witness comes forward saying that Benson was "mishandled". This time the witness was not on Benson's boat.

Tony Patch, who was not a passenger on Benson's boat, told WXAN-TV in Austin that he saw LCRA police "manhandling" Benson.

"As they were taking him up the dock, they stopped. He said, 'I am fine, I can continue walking,' and they put their legs behind his knees and knocked him over his knees and started hog-carrying him," Patch said, according to the report.

"They ended up -- I don't know why -- but laid him on his back, I heard him say, 'Please don't pepper-spray me, please don't pepper-spray me,'" Patch said, according to the report. "It was uncalled for, it was ludicrous, no point for it."


Here's the link: http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3388183

GuerillaBlack
05-11-2008, 08:46 PM
NBC Dateline lookin...

Brando
05-15-2008, 03:19 PM
Former Texas great Earl Campbell criticizes Cedric Benson


Cedric Benson should know by now the eyes of Texas will be on him at all times and avoid situations that carry the slightest hint of trouble, a fellow Longhorn legend says.

Earl Campbell, the 1977 Heisman Trophy winner from Texas, basically agreed with Bears GM Jerry Angelo when he held Benson responsible for putting himself in the wrong place at the wrong time before being arrested May 3. Campbell told the Austin-American Statesman in Thursday's editions that Benson, facing misdemeanor charges of boating while intoxicated and resisting arrest, made a "dumb mistake.''

"I think at some point you have to stand up and take responsibility and realize that you not only represent Cedric Benson and the Chicago Bears and your family," Campbell told the newspaper. "It's bigger than that. You represent the university family. You as a man should have some pride in what you do."

The comments came at a private golf tournament in Texas at which Campbell appeared with another former Texas Heisman winner, Ricky Williams - a player to whom Benson often is compared. Williams also told the paper that Benson had invited him to spend that day on his boat on Lake Travis with the group of 15 friends that included Benson's mom, Jackie. Had Williams accepted the invitation, he suggested, the incident never might have occurred with police.

"I think if I had come down, things might have worked out a little bit differently," Williams said. "I find I have a calming influence on people I'm around. As a high-level athlete, it's just something that's ingrained in me. I always think that if I'm there, things would be different. I can't say how."

Benson, who isn't required to appear at his preliminary hearing on the case May 19, declined to comment on the case at a charity bowling tournament Wednesday night in Vernon Hills. He previously has denied the charges and alleged police misconduct.

But Campbell sounded anything but sympathetic, holding Benson more accountable than police for what happened that night on Lake Travis.

"Right now, everybody remembers Cedric Benson by what happened up on the lake. Nobody remembers what a great football player he is ..." Campbell said. "You've kind of got to start thinking, and you've kind of got to do it before you get 52 years old, you know?"


Ricky you can't smoke pot around the officers.....

LINK (http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/cs-080515-cedric-benson-chicago-bears-earl-campbel,1,2480801.story)

I didn't know if this deserved it's own thread so I put it here......

Texan_Bill
05-15-2008, 03:24 PM
"I think if I had come down, things might have worked out a little bit differently," Williams said. "I find I have a calming influence on people I'm around.

Hey Ricky;

First, you haven't 'come down' in years'

Second, it's called the hippy lettuce. It has a calming influence on most people.

Brando
05-15-2008, 03:32 PM
"I think if I had come down, things might have worked out a little bit differently," Williams said. "I find I have a calming influence on people I'm around. As a high-level athlete, it's just something that's ingrained in me. I always think that if I'm there, things would be different. I can't say how."


I don't see how that can't be put out of context. :sarcasm:

Lucky
05-15-2008, 03:55 PM
"I think if I had come down, things might have worked out a little bit differently," Williams said.
How? By sparking up a doobie and creating a diversion?