Cedric Benson, the starting running back of the Cincinnati Bengals, pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor assault charge and was sentenced to 20 days in jail. Assistant Travis County Attorney Corby Holcomb – what a great Texas name that is – said Benson will probably only spend a week in jail due to good behavior. Why’s Benson going to jail in the first place? From the Statesman:
According to an arrest affidavit, Benson (at right) got into a fight with an unknown person at the bar at about 1:50 a.m. on May 30, 2010, which was a Sunday morning. The affidavit said Benson suffered a bloody lip in the fight and shoved a bar manager because he wanted to continue the scuffle.
After Benson was “verbally aggressive” with bar staff, he was escorted out, the affidavit said.
Outside the bar, Benson told a bystander “all these white boys are ganging up on me and kicking me out,” the affidavit said.
According to an affidavit, bar employee Bryan White then told Benson: “I’m going to take time out of my busy job to kick you out?”
Benson then punched White in the face, the affidavit said.
As much change as there’s been in Cincinnati this year, the Bengals still haven’t purged the roster of all the toxic clowns. That’ll happen when Benson is jettisoned.