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    Benson charged; released on bail

    AUSTIN, Texas -- [URL="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=cin"][COLOR=#225fb2]Cincinnati Bengals[/COLOR][/URL] running back [URL="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=8419"][COLOR=#225fb2]Cedric Benson[/COLOR][/URL] was arrested Tuesday and charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly punching a bar employee in the face nearly a month ago.

    Benson was booked into the Travis County jail where he later posted $5,000 bail and was released. The charge of assault with injury carries a maximum potential penalty of up to $4,000 in fines and up to a year in jail.

    According to the Austin police arrest affidavit, Benson was at Annie's West bar in the Sixth Street entertainment district on May 30 when he got into an altercation with another, unknown bar patron that left him spitting blood from a cut lip. After staff intervened, witnesses told police Benson shoved a bar worker and was verbally abusive. After being asked to leave, Benson was escorted to the door.

    [URL]http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5339757[/URL]

    now he is truly a bengal :D

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    Why do these wealthy athletes even go to bars and clubs? I'd invite all my friends to my mansion, swim, play poker, ride motorcycles, play video games on a huge HDTV, the list is pretty much endless. They could do all this, get obliterated drunk and not even leave the house.

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    what a dope.

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    [QUOTE=BigBensAngel7;3636393]AUSTIN, Texas -- [URL="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=cin"][COLOR=#225fb2]Cincinnati Bengals[/COLOR][/URL] running back [URL="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=8419"][COLOR=#225fb2]Cedric Benson[/COLOR][/URL] was arrested Tuesday and charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly punching a bar employee in the face nearly a month ago.

    Benson was booked into the Travis County jail where he later posted $5,000 bail and was released. The charge of assault with injury carries a maximum potential penalty of up to $4,000 in fines and up to a year in jail.

    According to the Austin police arrest affidavit, Benson was at Annie's West bar in the Sixth Street entertainment district on May 30 when he got into an altercation with another, unknown bar patron that left him spitting blood from a cut lip. After staff intervened, witnesses told police Benson shoved a bar worker and was verbally abusive. After being asked to leave, Benson was escorted to the door.

    [URL]http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5339757[/URL]

    now he is truly a bengal :D[/QUOTE]

    Feels good to get the heat off Ben and the Squealers, huh? :P

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    [QUOTE=Buzzsaw;3636397]Why do these wealthy athletes even go to bars and clubs? I'd invite all my friends to my mansion, swim, play poker, ride motorcycles, play video games on a huge HDTV, the list is pretty much endless. They could do all this, get obliterated drunk and not even leave the house.[/QUOTE]
    who knows. you have a good point. just do it at your house then you might not get into trouble

    [QUOTE=RageATL;3636410]Feels good to get the heat off Ben and the Squealers, huh? :P[/QUOTE]
    rage, you are a smarta$$..lol. i am sure ben likes to get off.....:eek:

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    [QUOTE=Buzzsaw;3636397]Why do these wealthy athletes even go to bars and clubs? I'd invite all my friends to my mansion, swim, play poker, ride motorcycles, play video games on a huge HDTV, the list is pretty much endless. They could do all this, get obliterated drunk and not even leave the house.[/QUOTE]

    You can't show off how rich you are if you're at home.

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    that is true, but at least you can try and stay out of trouble if you are at your own home

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    [QUOTE=BigBensAngel7;3636439]that is true, but at least you can try and stay out of trouble if you are at your own home[/QUOTE]

    I unblocked you because I had a feeling you responded to my post when I saw your name below.

    I'm going to block you again because you still have those a shirtless dude in your sig and now have one in your avatar.

    Happy trails. :rolleyes:

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    [QUOTE=BigBensAngel7;3636393]AUSTIN, Texas -- [URL="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=cin"][COLOR=#225fb2]Cincinnati Bengals[/COLOR][/URL] running back [URL="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=8419"][COLOR=#225fb2]Cedric Benson[/COLOR][/URL] was arrested Tuesday and charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly punching a bar employee in the face nearly a month ago.

    Benson was booked into the Travis County jail where he later posted $5,000 bail and was released. The charge of assault with injury carries a maximum potential penalty of up to $4,000 in fines and up to a year in jail.

    According to the Austin police arrest affidavit, Benson was at Annie's West bar in the Sixth Street entertainment district on May 30 when he got into an altercation with another, unknown bar patron that left him spitting blood from a cut lip. After staff intervened, witnesses told police Benson shoved a bar worker and was verbally abusive. After being asked to leave, Benson was escorted to the door.

    [URL]http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5339757[/URL]

    now he is truly a bengal :D[/QUOTE]

    As someone who has practiced criminal law in Texas, I can say that getting arrested in a "bar fight" does not necessarily indicate a major fight broke out. The language for "assault" in Texas is extremely broad and any physical contact will result in an arrest.

    From the story, it appears he was arrested for Class A assault. Assuming he wants to plead out, he probably will get probation and a fine.
    Last edited by Digetydog; 06-29-2010 at 04:56 PM.

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    [QUOTE=Digetydog;3636454]As someone who has practiced criminal law in Texas, I can say that getting arrested in a "bar fight" does not necessarily indicate a major fight broke out. The language for "assault" in Texas is extremely broad and any physical contact will result in an arrest.

    From the story, it appears he was arrested for Class A assault. Assuming he wants to plead out, he probably will get probation and a fine.[/QUOTE]

    If he does plea this one out, he may face a suspension considering all of his past transgressions.

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    [QUOTE=Buzzsaw;3636397]Why do these wealthy athletes even go to bars and clubs? I'd invite all my friends to my mansion, swim, play poker, ride motorcycles, play video games on a huge HDTV, the list is pretty much endless. They could do all this, get obliterated drunk and not even leave the house.[/QUOTE]

    No Hookers?? :eek:

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    [QUOTE=BigBensAngel7;3636393]AUSTIN, Texas -- [URL="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=cin"][COLOR=#225fb2]Cincinnati Bengals[/COLOR][/URL] running back [URL="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=8419"][COLOR=#225fb2]Cedric Benson[/COLOR][/URL] was arrested Tuesday and charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly punching a bar employee in the face nearly a month ago.

    Benson was booked into the Travis County jail where he later posted $5,000 bail and was released. The charge of assault with injury carries a maximum potential penalty of up to $4,000 in fines and up to a year in jail.

    According to the Austin police arrest affidavit, [B]Benson was at Annie's West bar in the Sixth Street entertainment district on May 30 when he got into an altercation with another, unknown bar patron that left him spitting blood from a cut lip.[/B] After staff intervened, witnesses told police Benson shoved a bar worker and was verbally abusive. After being asked to leave, Benson was escorted to the door.

    [URL]http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5339757[/URL]

    now he is truly a bengal :D[/QUOTE]

    so Benson got his ass kicked at a bar called Annie's?


    pfail :rolleyes:

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    [QUOTE=Savage69;3636504]No Hookers?? :eek:[/QUOTE]

    Well that goes without saying :D

    To quote Charlie Sheen: "You don't pay them for sex, you pay them to go away when you're done"

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    [QUOTE=Dcat;3636500]If he does plea this one out, he may face a suspension considering all of his past transgressions.[/QUOTE]

    Whatever he did this time, his “prior transgressions” should have no bearing on his punishment by the league. Although he was arrested for a drunk boating and a drunk driving incident, he was eventually cleared by a grand jury in both cases. Since it has been said a good prosecutor can indict a ham sandwich, it suggests the cases against him were extremely weak.

    In particular, the drunk boating case appears to have been particularly weak. Having defended at least 50 DWI cases in Texas (including Austin), I have experience dealing with good/bad field sobriety tests. Simply put, an accurate field sobriety test cannot be given in a moving boat at night. Unless my client blew a bad number or confessed, I would estimate a 100% chance of getting my client an acquittal.

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    [QUOTE=Buzzsaw;3636397]Why do these wealthy athletes even go to bars and clubs? I'd invite all my friends to my mansion, swim, play poker, ride motorcycles, play video games on a huge HDTV, the list is pretty much endless. They could do all this, get obliterated drunk and not even leave the house.[/QUOTE]

    Hellz Yeah!

    Can I come over too!? I'll bring booze...:D

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    [QUOTE=Savage69;3636504]No Hookers?? :eek:[/QUOTE]

    The strippers can come to your mansion and dance there...
    And you could even hire a bartender if you really wanted to be a big shot.

    Lots of these guys are idiots with no common sense and were probably never once disciplined by their parents.

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    Looks like Pacman's been teaching Benson how to party.

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    what a loser!:steamin:

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    [QUOTE=Digetydog;3636589]Whatever he did this time, his “prior transgressions” should have no bearing on his punishment by the league. Although he was arrested for a drunk boating and a drunk driving incident, he was eventually cleared by a grand jury in both cases. Since it has been said a good prosecutor can indict a ham sandwich, it suggests the cases against him were extremely weak.

    In particular, the drunk boating case appears to have been particularly weak. Having defended at least 50 DWI cases in Texas (including Austin), I have experience dealing with good/bad field sobriety tests. Simply put, an accurate field sobriety test cannot be given in a moving boat at night. Unless my client blew a bad number or confessed, I would estimate a 100% chance of getting my client an acquittal.[/QUOTE]


    Im sure Bengals fans are hoping you are right! I thought there was a domestic violence or some kind of violence insident with him too. Maybe it was another Bengal? It's all so common there.

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    [QUOTE=Dcat;3636628]Im sure Bengals fans are hoping you are right! I thought there was a domestic violence or some kind of violence insident with him too. Maybe it was another Bengal? It's all so common there.[/QUOTE]

    Yep. The Bengals sure can pick them.

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