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Another Entry On The Ex-Bear Police Blotter

Former Bear and current Cincinnati Bengal Cedric Benson was arrested in Austin, Texas in regard to an incident a month ago:

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Former University of Texas football player Cedric Benson was arrested and charged with assault with injury early today after an incident last month at Annie’s West at 706 West Sixth Street, where officials said he punched a bar employee in the face.

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The 27-year-old current running back for the Cincinnati Bengals had been involved in an altercation at the establishment and was being escorted out when he punched an employee, according to an arrest affidavit.

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The affidavit said the May 30 incident began at 1:50 a.m. when a fight began between Benson and an unknown person inside the bar. Club staff separated them, at which time Benson shoved a manager “in an attempt to continue the fight he was previously engaged in,” the affidavit said.

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The article says Benson could face a year in jail if convicted. Good. I am So. Freaking. Tired. of professional athletes thinking they can pull this crap because of who they are.

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Let’s start calling these people what they are: criminals. And locking them up.