Bengals RB Cedric Benson is facing a three-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy, Michael Silver of Yahoo! Sports reported on Thursday. The running back plans to appeal the ruling next week to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. If the appeal fails, Benson will be suspended starting in Week Four.
Benson was arrested in July after getting into a fight in Austin, Texas. He was charged with felony assault and served three days in jail during training camp.
If he is forced to miss games, it is expected that Bernard Scott will see most of the carries for the Bengals.