Man, Cedric Benson either can’t catch a break, or just doesn’t get it. After the fourth overall draft pick (in 2005) was kicked off the Chicago Bears for a few alcohol-related incidents and injury concerns (not to mention the fact that his teammates didn’t particularly like him). He gets a second chance in Cincinnati, where he flashed the potential that made him one of the best running backs to come out of the University of Texas. He set a few Bengals records after signing a 2 year, $7 million contract after the 2008 season. You’d think that he would understand that his leash is short and tenuous, but apparently he doesn’t.

He was arrested for punching a bartender in the face (assault) and posted bail. Now, will any punishment come from the NFL or the Bengals? Who knows, though Cincinnati doesn’t want to be without their star rusher since they have little to no depth behind him. The personal conduct policy should certainly come into play, though after Vince Young’s non-suspension, maybe Benson will get a pass too. He’s saying that the Austin, TX police obtained a warrant to arrest him without hearing his side of the story, so who knows, maybe this is all a misunderstanding. More likely, however, is that Cedric Benson is another NFL player who just doesn’t get it.

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