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Blake
06-29-2010, 12:22 PM
Adam_Schefter (http://twitter.com/Adam_Schefter)
RT @espn4d (http://twitter.com/espn4d): Austin American-Statesman says Cedric Benson arrested, charged w/ assault for altercation May 30. Transition to Bengal complete. 4 minutes ago (http://twitter.com/Adam_Schefter/status/17344588010) via UberTwitter (http://ubertwitter.com/)

Blake
06-29-2010, 12:24 PM
http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/blotter/entries/2010/06/29/cedric_benson_arrested_charged.html

El Tejano
06-29-2010, 12:44 PM
Well if the manager and staff were involved that means there's plenty of enough witnesses.

I know if we had this dude on our team we would've been scratching our heads with what to do if he wasn't going to be in camp or have to miss future time.

How many people are going to come on here and say that Texans were right in not picking up this dude because history just repeated itself?

The Bengals were depending on this dude big time.

StarStruck
06-29-2010, 12:48 PM
In 2008, Benson was arrested for two alcohol-related incidents, but a Travis County grand jury declined to indict him and charges were dropped.

Perhaps if he had been held accountable earlier things wouldn't have escalated to this point.

Second Honeymoon
06-29-2010, 01:29 PM
Cedric Benson is an embarassment. Get a freakin' hair cut and stop being an asshat, Cedric.

You look like a lowlife thug and you act like one too. Benson you are a pile of crap.

Texecutioner
06-29-2010, 01:31 PM
Cedric Benson is an embarassment. Get a freakin' hair cut and stop being an asshat, Cedric.

You look like a lowlife thug and you act like one too. Benson you are a pile of crap.

Might want to wait and hear what happened first.

TEXANRED
06-29-2010, 02:35 PM
Cedric Benson is an embarassment. Get a freakin' hair cut and stop being an asshat, Cedric.

You look like a lowlife thug and you act like one too. Benson you are a pile of crap.

Yeah Vince Young, I mean, er, Benson!

GP
06-29-2010, 04:19 PM
Well if the manager and staff were involved that means there's plenty of enough witnesses.

I know if we had this dude on our team we would've been scratching our heads with what to do if he wasn't going to be in camp or have to miss future time.

How many people are going to come on here and say that Texans were right in not picking up this dude because history just repeated itself?

The Bengals were depending on this dude big time.

I wanted the guy, and really didn't foresee him screwing up again.

Oops.

Koolaid Time
06-29-2010, 04:25 PM
Perhaps if he had been held accountable earlier things wouldn't have escalated to this point.

Former UT Football players always have amazing luck with the Travis County DA's Office.

Showtime100
06-29-2010, 04:49 PM
Perhaps if he had been held accountable earlier things wouldn't have escalated to this point.

Former UT Football players always have amazing luck with the Travis County DA's Office.

Luck is one way to put it. Money in pockets have a way of creating great luck. I've been singing this song for 20 years. I true tip off that hands were getting greased was when players were getting charges dropped in Williamson County. I mean, no freaking way that happens to commonfolk.

CloakNNNdagger
06-29-2010, 05:06 PM
Here comes SLIME in the ice machine.......... (http://content.usatoday.com/communities/thehuddle/post/2010/06/after-his-arrest--bengals-rb-cedric-benson-hires-david-cornwell-who-also-represented-ben-roethlisberger/1)Cincinnati Bengals RB Cedric Benson hired attorney David Cornwell on Tuesday after he was arrested on a charge of assault in Austin, Texas.

Benson is accused of assaulting an employee at an Austin bar after he was involved in an incident there on May 30. Cornwell, in a statement to ESPN, maintained that Benson had not committed any wrongdoing:

"Though we adamantly dispute that Cedric committed a crime, Cedric will continue to cooperate with law enforcement, the Bengals and the NFL in their investigation of these events."

Sam Bassett, an attorney for Benson, told the AP that an affadavit that alleged Benson's assault did not represent the actual events.

"Though he does not entirely agree with the version of facts recited in the court filings," Bassett told the AP, "he does not wish to make his comments public at this time."

"Mr. Benson has always been willing to cooperate with the Austin police department to tell his version of what happened so long as he could have a lawyer present," he said. "The Austin police department decided to go forward with obtaining a warrant without obtaining Mr. Benson's side of the story."

Cornwell also represented Ben Roethlisberger when he faced accusations of sexual assault in Georgia earlier this offseason. Roehtlisberger was not charged.

Oh, BTW, the name David Cornwell may be more familiar to you as the attorney having defended Reggie Bush (parted ways since then). He's also the one who had his sights on becoming the next head of the NFLPA (which he lost out to Smith).

CloakNNNdagger
06-29-2010, 05:42 PM
"Mr. Benson has always been willing to cooperate with the Austin police department to tell his version of what happened so long as he could have a lawyer present," he said. "The Austin police department decided to go forward with obtaining a warrant without obtaining Mr. Benson's side of the story."

And boy has he had practice to do so over the years.........................

CloakNNNdagger
06-29-2010, 07:46 PM
Cedric Benson claims he was the victim, not the aggressor (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/06/29/cedric-benson-claims-he-was-the-victim-not-the-aggressor/)

Within the past hour, lawyer Sam Bassett said that Bengals running back Cedric Benson "looks forward to telling his side of the story" in connection with a May 30 incident that resulted in a June 29 arrest for assault with injury.

Now, Benson lawyer David Cornwell has issued a statement on Benson's behalf.

"Late last month at a nightclub, Cedric Benson was asked to take pictures with some female fans," Cornwell says. "A man approached Cedric and objected to him posing for pictures with the women. Cedric explained that he had been asked to pose with the women and the man punched Cedric.

"An altercation followed and while Cedric was leaving the club, he was approached by another man aggressively. Believing this man was a friend of the man who had punched him; Cedric attempted to protect himself and continued out of the club. Immediately upon leaving the club, Cedric called the police. He was interviewed by the police and left the area.

"Two weeks ago while he was in Cincinnati, Cedric was contacted by a detective investigating the incident in Texas. Apparently, the second man who approached Cedric is an employee of the night club and claimed that Cedric punched him. Cedric agreed to be interviewed upon his return to Texas and provided his return date. Cedric was not contacted by the detective upon his return. This morning Cedric received a telephone call advising him that a warrant had been issued for his arrest. Cedric voluntarily made himself available, was taken into custody, and was released earlier today after posting bond.

"Upon his release, Cedric contacted Coach Marvin Lewis and the Commissioner's office to notify the Cincinnati Bengals and the NFL of these events. Though we adamantly dispute that Cedric committed a crime, Cedric will continue to cooperate with law enforcement, the Bengals and the NFL in their investigation of these events."

That last paragraph strongly implies, if not outright admits, that Benson failed to alert the Bengals or the league office of the incident before being arrested. Even if Benson believed he was a victim on May 30, he knew as of two weeks ago that an employee of the club in question claimed that Benson had punched him. Yet Benson apparently didn't tell the team or the league.

This specific wrinkle won't make the situation any better for Benson; it can only make it worse.

The last statement refers to not only Benson, but also the Bengals (if proper protocol was not followed):

The Personal Conduct Policy contains clear language regarding the obligations of a player who potentially commits a violation: "The League must be advised promptly of any incident that may be a violation of this policy, and particularly when any conduct results in an arrest or other criminal charge. Players and club employees must report any such incident to the club, which must then report it to NFL Security at (800) NFL-XXXX. Failure to report an incident will constitute conduct detrimental and will be taken into consideration in making disciplinary determination under this policy. Clubs are also required to report incidents that come to their attention."

Second Honeymoon
06-29-2010, 10:16 PM
if Benson tried to sweep this under the rug and not report it, it sounds like he and the Bengals are in a world of hurt.

never been one to beat the 'Texans should have gotten Benson' drum
the dude is a total clown and needs to go away...embarassing

I understand the whole pride thing, but Cedric and VY from a few weeks ago, need to grow up and learn to turn the other cheek sometimes. If Benson got sucker punched, then that is one thing, but if he instigated the physical altercation, he needs to be suspended for a year. If he hasn't learned yet, he will never learn.

CloakNNNdagger
06-30-2010, 03:36 PM
The affidavit said Benson spit blood from his injured lip at a bar
employee.

Nice.:clap:

LINK (http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/blotter/entries/2010/06/29/cedric_benson_arrested_charged.html)

ATXtexanfan
06-30-2010, 08:19 PM
Nice.:clap:

LINK (http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/blotter/entries/2010/06/29/cedric_benson_arrested_charged.html)
heard on austin radio that he had already been kicked out one bar before this incident and he's self entitled guy and likes to fight guy