The Falcon Jedi Knight Posted July 17, 2011 Share Posted July 17, 2011 Report: Cedric Benson arrested for assault For the most part, the NFL has avoided a run of players getting in trouble with the law while not under team supervision. (Kenny Britt being the exception of course.) The report, however, that Cedric Benson was arrested in Austin, Texas, early Sunday morning won't help that cause. Your News Now in Austin reports Benson was arrested "early [sunday] morning" and charged with "assault on a family member." Per Doyle, Benson is currently in Travis County Jail and is facing a Class A misdemeanor. Benson will be an unrestricted free agent (assuming a reversion to old CBA rules) in 2011, and there's was a good chance that he could land a nice contract because of the market's demand for running backs.This reported arrest -- along with the fact that Benson has a previous assault charge from June 2010, in Austin -- won't do much to boost his value.And depending on what we learn about the incident and on whether commissioner Roger Goodell and the league can enforce the personal conduct policy while the players are locked out, Benson could end up facing a suspension, something he miraculously avoided the last time he was arrested for assault.For more NFL news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsnfl on Twitter and subscribe to our RSS Feed. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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