Cedric vs. The Man

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  1. Lucky

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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.
     
  2. Honoring Earl 34

    Honoring Earl 34 Hey Koolaid

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    Bookem Horns . :spit:

    At least his shirt was on ... I think .
     
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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.
     
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    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. :spit:
     
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    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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    http://www.rotoworld.com/Content/home_NFL.aspx
     
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    He was just released via espn breaking news.
     
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    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    Yep, he's been waived. What a waste!

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d808becc1&template=without-video&confirm=true
     
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    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.:lion:
     
  12. Lucky

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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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    They didn't sneak it in the story. They said it in the first sentence.
     
  14. Lucky

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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.
     
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    Showtime100 Got AJ?

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    Agreed and AMEN...lol.
     
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    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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    Showtime100 Got AJ?

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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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    LOL, right.....!!!
     
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    Lawyer: Just because my client sucks at his jub does not mean he should lose it. :mcnugget:
     

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