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The Bengals Cedric Benson Begins His Jail Sentence

cedric benson of the cincinnati bengals to begin his jail sentence

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Cedric Benson of the Cincinnati Bengals has just begun his 20-day jail sentence.  The Bengals running back was sentenced for two misdemeanor assault charges from 2010 in Austin, Texas.  On Tuesday night, Benson surrendered himself to the Travis County Jail.

Benson was booked at 11 a.m. CT after pleading no contest to assault and receiving the sentence as part of a plea bargain.  He has been given credit for good behavior by attorneys on both sides, so he may actually have to serve just seven days, meaning that he will be released around September 6.

Benson decided to go ahead and get his sentence out of the way now, rather than wait until the NFL by-week.  He is going to miss Monday’s practice, but be back in action by next Wednesday to prepare for the game against the Cleveland Browns.

Benson’s attorney, Sam Bassett, released the following statement:

"Cedric Benson surrendered himself to the Travis County Jail this evening to serve his jail sentence for the 2010 Assault charge to which he entered a plea of no contest. Cedric is happy the July 2011 case has been dismissed.

"Though originally scheduled to serve the jail sentence in October, Cedric decided he needs to complete the jail sentence before the season. This is best for everyone involved.

"Mr. Benson is thankful for his supporters in Austin and Cincinnati. He is also grateful to the Bengals organization. Cedric looks forward to working hard on and off the field as soon as he is released."

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  1. August 31, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    I hope that he learns from this and keep in ass out of jail. I am so sick and tired of hearing about these young people who have a chance to make millions and that they cannot keep themselves out of trouble…He has been given a chance to make something out of himself and so many like him cannot do that. I feel alot of these young men need counseling and some type of supportive networking should be made available to them to figure out what the underlining problem really is. Perhaps in talking about this, they can change.

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