NFL will not discipline Bengals RB Benson

Posted July 30, 2010 @ 4:27 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The NFL will not discipline Bengals RB Cedric Benson, who was arrested on June 29 on a misdemeanor assault charge stemming from a May 30 incident at a bar in Austin, Texas, the Bengals announced Friday via their Twitter feed. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell met with Benson last week.

Austin police allege Benson, 27, punched a bartender outside Annie's West bar. Benson's attorney, David Cornwell, has said Benson did not commit a crime. Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis told The Cincinnati Enquirer earlier in July that Benson was "sucker punched" in the incident. If convicted, Benson could face a year in prison and/or up to a $4,000 fine.

Benson, who rushed for 1,251 yards and six TDs last season, will again receive the majority of the carries in the Bengals' backfield.


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