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Old 06-07-2008   #1
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The Man is still in the lead, after Benson's arrest for drunk driving last night at 5th and Colorado.

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Chicago Bears running back Cedric Benson arrested on drunken driving charge

By Patrick George | Saturday, June 7, 2008, 08:47 AM

Chicago Bears and former University of Texas running back Cedric Benson was arrested and charged with drunken driving in downtown Austin, police said.

Austin police spokeswoman Veneza Aguinaga said Benson was driving his BMW at 5th and Colorado Streets between 3 and 4 a.m. when he was pulled over for a running a red light.

After an officer had him perform a series of sobriety tests, Benson was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, Aguinaga said. After his arrest, he refused a breathalyzer and blood test.
I like how the Statesman goes with the "Chicago Bears running back Cedric Benson" headline. Sneaks in "former University of Texas" later in the story. Yeah, Benson was an angel at UT. Didn't go bad until he got to the big city.
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Bookem Horns .

At least his shirt was on ... I think .
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The Man is still in the lead, after Benson's arrest for drunk driving last night at 5th and Colorado.

I like how the Statesman goes with the "Chicago Bears running back Cedric Benson" headline. Sneaks in "former University of Texas" later in the story. Yeah, Benson was an angel at UT. Didn't go bad until he got to the big city.
Or he was really good at not getting caught in Austin.

Hopefully Benson is done in Chicago. The Bears don't need this loser.
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The Man is still in the lead, after Benson's arrest for drunk driving last night at 5th and Colorado.

I like how the Statesman goes with the "Chicago Bears running back Cedric Benson" headline. Sneaks in "former University of Texas" later in the story. Yeah, Benson was an angel at UT. Didn't go bad until he got to the big city.
They did this last month as well. Kind of easy being an Angel when UT tells the cops you're innocent because they checked and the cops mysteriously go away.
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Or he was really good at not getting caught in Austin.

Hopefully Benson is done in Chicago. The Bears don't need this loser.
Actually in Austin most of the players are protected, unless it is outside of dowtown area. Since Austin is surrounded by a lot of little towns, a lot do get busted. I recall Benson getting arrested and charges dropped, he was never disciplined prior to the charges being dropped. This is going by memory.
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So after Cedric got bailed out, he wasn't pissed off and no where near the Govenor's mansion was he?
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From rotoworld:

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Cedric Benson was told to leave Bears OTAs on Monday. GM Jerry Angelo says the team will "in all likelihood" make a statement this afternoon.

Benson reportedly showed up, but was immediately asked to leave by coach Lovie Smith. The educated guess is that his release will be announced later this afternoon. We do have a feeling that the statement will not be Lovie saying "Cedric Benson is our starting running back."
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He was just released via espn breaking news.
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He was just released via espn breaking news.
Yep, he's been waived. What a waste!

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LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears waived running back Cedric Benson on Monday. Benson played in 35 regular season games for the Bears over the past three seasons with 12 starts. He was originally acquired in the first round of the 2005 draft.

"Cedric displayed a pattern of behavior we will not tolerate," General Manager Jerry Angelo said. "As I said this past weekend, you have to protect your job. Everyone in this organization is held accountable for their actions. When individual priorities overshadow team goals, we suffer the consequences as a team. Those who fail to understand the importance of 'team' will not play for the Chicago Bears."
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He was just released via espn breaking news.
Any word on if the Bengals claimed him off waivers?
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So how long before someone asks if the Texans will pick him up?

Oh wait, I guess I just did.

Damn me.
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That Angelo can give Benson the boot on character issues helps hide the fact that Benson was pretty close to becoming a bust based on performance. With RBs like Alexander and Henry already on the FA market, Benson will have a difficult time landing a NFL job. Maybe Ricky can teach him to speak Canadian.
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The Man is still in the lead, after Benson's arrest for drunk driving last night at 5th and Colorado.

I like how the Statesman goes with the "Chicago Bears running back Cedric Benson" headline. Sneaks in "former University of Texas" later in the story. Yeah, Benson was an angel at UT. Didn't go bad until he got to the big city.
They didn't sneak it in the story. They said it in the first sentence.
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They didn't sneak it in the story. They said it in the first sentence.
What was the headline again?
Had Benson saved a little girl from drowning in Barton Creek, the headline would have read:

Former Longhorn a hero in Austin once again


And anyone who has read The Daily Longhorn, er The American Statesman on a regular basis would agree.
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What was the headline again?
Had Benson saved a little girl from drowning in Barton Creek, the headline would have read:

Former Longhorn a hero in Austin once again


And anyone who has read The Daily Longhorn, er The American Statesman on a regular basis would agree.

Agreed and AMEN...lol.
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What was the headline again?
Had Benson saved a little girl from drowning in Barton Creek, the headline would have read:

Former Longhorn a hero in Austin once again


And anyone who has read The Daily Longhorn, er The American Statesman on a regular basis would agree.
Exactly!! They do it all the time, you should have seen the crap when fans were complaining about the Texans not being shown and they tried to make it out as the fans were ungrateful and lacked knowledge.

The stateman is a joke of a paper as is all of Austins news coverage.
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waived by the Bears, I dont think he is Bob Mcnair/Texans Material though...
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On the news tonight his lawyer said the Bears were premature in letting him go without the facts. He went on to add that if Cedric were averaging four and a half yards per carry instead of three and a half yards per they probably would never have done it.

I was thinking yyyyyyyyyup, and your point would be?
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On the news tonight his lawyer said the Bears were premature in letting him go without the facts. He went on to add that if Cedric were averaging four and a half yards per carry instead of three and a half yards per they probably would never have done it.

I was thinking yyyyyyyyyup, and your point would be?
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On the news tonight his lawyer said the Bears were premature in letting him go without the facts. He went on to add that if Cedric were averaging four and a half yards per carry instead of three and a half yards per they probably would never have done it.

I was thinking yyyyyyyyyup, and your point would be?
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