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fordfixer
07-17-2011, 10:25 PM
RB Cedric Benson arrested on assault charge
http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=A ... onarrested (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=AouilapxH2n4eYQOQ2vjb39DubYF?slug=ap-bengals-bensonarrested)


AUSTIN, Texas (AP)—Running back Cedric Benson(notes) was released from jail on Sunday following an arrest on an assault charge, the second year in a row he has gotten into trouble in his home state.

Benson was a free agent after leading the Cincinnati Bengals in rushing each of the last three seasons. He hoped to stay with the Bengals and worked out with players in Cincinnati during the NFL’s lockout.

Travis County sheriff’s spokesman Roger Wade said Benson was arrested in downtown Austin on a misdemeanor count of assault with bodily injury with family violence. Benson attorney Sam Bassett said in a statement the arrest followed “a conflict” between Benson and a male former roommate.

Wade said Benson posted a $10,000 bond and was released just before 2 p.m.

Bassett considers the “family violence” aspect of the charge erroneous “since the alleged male victim no longer is Mr. Benson’s household member and was not a household member for the past few days.” Conviction of assault with family violence would draw a stiffer penalty than simple assault.

The running back will be an unrestricted free agent when the lockout ends. Teams aren’t allowed to have contact with players until then.

“In cases like this, we don’t feel it’s appropriate to comment before there’s some kind of legal resolution,” Bengals spokesman Jack Brennan said.

Last summer, Benson was arrested over an alleged bar fight in Austin. Police charged him with misdemeanor assault for allegedly punching a bar employee in the face. Benson has denied the charge, and the case is pending.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell met with Benson about the arrest last year and decided not to punish him. Benson could face a suspension for his latest arrest once the players and the league reach a collective bargaining agreement, clouding his future in the NFL.

Benson was Chicago’s first-round pick out of the University of Texas in 2005. He had two alcohol-related arrests with the Bears, who let him go in 2008. He signed as a free agent with the Bengals and led them in rushing yardage each of the last three years—747 yards in 2008, 1,251 yards in 2009 and 1,111 yards in 2010.

The 28-year-old running back was disappointed last season when the Bengals went away from their run-based offense that won them the AFC North title in 2009, then finished 4-12. After the Bengals changed offensive coordinators, Benson lobbied to stay in Cincinnati.

He was the second Bengals player arrested in the last week. Cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones was arrested last weekend in Cincinnati on misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct while intoxicated and resisting arrest. Court documents said Jones shouted profanities in a downtown bar and tried to pull away as officers arrested him. Jones has denied the allegations.

Jones’ arrest also could draw a suspension from the NFL and might jeopardize his year of probation from a Nevada judge for his role in a 2007 Las Vegas strip club shooting that left three people injured.

fordfixer
07-17-2011, 10:40 PM
Cincinnati Bengals safety Marvin White(notes) was arrested in Louisiana on simple assault and disturbing the peace through loud and abusive language charges.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=A ... _louisiana (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=AkMGinAemJp7buKdho6nr4JDubYF?slug=nfp-20110717_bengals_marvin_white_arrested_for_assault _in_louisiana)

According to the Daily World, White was arrested at his home, booked into jail and is now free on a $1,250 bond.

"Marvin White went to a local child care center to pay a bill for his child and he began to be verbally abusive to the management when the manager assumed he was boyfriend of the child's mother," St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz said. "They asked him to leave. He then made threats in front of the children and other adults there toward the management and made comments to his son's grandmother, who was there to pick up the child."

For his career, White has recorded 142 career tackles, 14 pass deflections and one interception.

White is an unrestricted free agent who played collegiately at Texas Christian and was drafted in the fourth round by the Bengals.

Like the other players arrested during the NFL lockout, it will be interesting to see if White faces punishment from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell under the league's personal conduct policy.

hawaiiansteel
07-17-2011, 11:02 PM
JUL 17
By James Walker

Terrible timing - Arrest puts Benson's contract status in doubt


Cincinnati Bengals running back Cedric Benson picked the worst possible time to land in hot water.

Just a week or so before the possible start of free agency, Benson, a pending free agent, might have hurt his stock significantly. Ricky Doyle of YNN is reporting Benson was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with assault on a family member and is being held in Travis County (Texas) jail.

This is not Benson's first run-in with the law, which means he could be facing punishment by the NFL if he's found guilty. Most recently, Benson was arrested for an alleged assault in Austin, Texas, last year but was not suspended by commissioner Roger Goodell. Benson also had issues during his time with the Chicago Bears, leading to his release.

Cincinnati wanted Benson back and was expected to give him a sizable contract extension following back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons. But Benson's latest trouble might force the Bengals to rethink their strategy. If Benson is facing an early season suspension, it wouldn't make sense for Cincinnati to invest big money in the free-agent tailback.

Other teams might view Benson the same way.

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DukieBoy
07-18-2011, 12:51 AM
Interesting to see how much attention these behaviors draw from the media pundits, in ratio to the attentiong drawn by James' words.

hawaiiansteel
07-18-2011, 02:26 PM
More details come out about Cedric Benson’s arrest

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on July 18, 2011

http://nbcprofootballtalk.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/c-bensonmugshot.jpg?w=194

So remember the part of the Cedric Benson arrest story that said he caused bodily harm to a family member? The family member part wasn’t true.

Benson was charged with a misdemeanor assault with injury after he allegedly struck a former roommate. It gets a little weirder from there. According to the affadavit, the roomate was talking on a cell phone on a street corner at 5 a.m when Benson approached him. (Just your normal 5 a.m. meetup.)

Benson allegedly told him they “need to talk about their problems” and then repeatedly hit him in the face. The police report said the roommate was bleeding from the mouth and possibly lost teeth.

“The two had difficulties resulting from Mr. Benson asking the former male roommate to leave his home a few days prior to this incident,” Benson’s lawyer said to KXAN in Texas.

Something tells us there’s more to this story. No matter what it is, Benson’s free agent stock just took a hit.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/20 ... ic-benson/ (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/07/18/more-details-come-out-about-cedric-benson/)

Sugar
07-18-2011, 08:26 PM
Good news for the Bengals. They don't care about the legal issues unless it costs him game time. This way, they can potentially get him cheaper than they would have.

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fordfixer
07-21-2011, 08:50 PM
Nate Webster indicted on sex charges
http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/67910 ... -sex-minor (http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/6791069/ex-nfl-lb-nate-webster-indicted-sex-minor)

Associated Press

CINCINNATI -- A former Cincinnati Bengals linebacker has been indicted on sex-related charges involving the teenage daughter of a former Bengals assistant coach.

Prosecutors allege that Nathaniel Webster Jr. engaged in sexual conduct with the girl in 2009 when she was 15 and threatened to harm her and her family if she told anyone. Bond was set at $1 million.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said Thursday the 33-year-old was indicted on single counts of gross sexual imposition and sexual battery and five counts of unlawful sex with a minor with gun specifications. Webster could get up to 36½ years in prison if convicted.

No attorney was listed for Webster.

He played for Tampa Bay from 2000-2003 and for the Bengals from 2004-05. He finished his career with Denver from 2006-08.

RuthlessBurgher
07-21-2011, 10:54 PM
Nate Webster indicted on sex charges
http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/67910 ... -sex-minor (http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/6791069/ex-nfl-lb-nate-webster-indicted-sex-minor)

Associated Press

CINCINNATI -- A former Cincinnati Bengals linebacker has been indicted on sex-related charges involving the teenage daughter of a former Bengals assistant coach.

Prosecutors allege that Nathaniel Webster Jr. engaged in sexual conduct with the girl in 2009 when she was 15 and threatened to harm her and her family if she told anyone. Bond was set at $1 million.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said Thursday the 33-year-old was indicted on single counts of gross sexual imposition and sexual battery and five counts of unlawful sex with a minor with gun specifications. Webster could get up to 36½ years in prison if convicted.

No attorney was listed for Webster.

He played for Tampa Bay from 2000-2003 and for the Bengals from 2004-05. He finished his career with Denver from 2006-08.

The 15 year old daughter of one of his coaches?!?! Talk about low...

fordfixer
07-21-2011, 11:03 PM
Nate Webster indicted on sex charges
http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/67910 ... -sex-minor (http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/6791069/ex-nfl-lb-nate-webster-indicted-sex-minor)

Associated Press

CINCINNATI -- A former Cincinnati Bengals linebacker has been indicted on sex-related charges involving the teenage daughter of a former Bengals assistant coach.

Prosecutors allege that Nathaniel Webster Jr. engaged in sexual conduct with the girl in 2009 when she was 15 and threatened to harm her and her family if she told anyone. Bond was set at $1 million.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said Thursday the 33-year-old was indicted on single counts of gross sexual imposition and sexual battery and five counts of unlawful sex with a minor with gun specifications. Webster could get up to 36½ years in prison if convicted.

No attorney was listed for Webster.

He played for Tampa Bay from 2000-2003 and for the Bengals from 2004-05. He finished his career with Denver from 2006-08.

The 15 year old daughter of one of his coaches?!?! Talk about low...
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