Benson charged in traffic, animal cases

Benson charged in traffic, animal cases

MANITOWOC, Wis., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Green Bay Packers running back Cedric Benson has been charged with traffic violations and a claim his dogs injured calves on a neighbor's Wisconsin farm.

Cedric Benson out eight weeks

GREEN BAY, Wis., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- The Green Bay Packers announced Wednesday they have made running back Cedric Benson ineligible to play for the next eight weeks.
NFL: Seattle 14, Green Bay 12

NFL: Seattle 14, Green Bay 12

SEATTLE, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Golden Tate hauled in the game-winning touchdown on the final and controversial play of Seattle's 14-12 Monday night win over the visiting Green Bay Packers.

NFL: Cincinnati 20, St. Louis 13

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Cedric Benson ran for 76 yards and a late touchdown for Cincinnati Sunday and the Bengals kept their playoff hopes alive with a 20-13 win over St. Louis.

NFL: Cincinnati 23, Buffalo 20

CINCINNATI, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Mike Nugent's 43-yard field goal as time was running out Sunday lifted the Cincinnati Bengals to a 23-20 comeback victory over Buffalo.
Bengals' Cedric Benson begins jail sentence

Bengals' Cedric Benson begins jail sentence

CINCINNATI, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- The Cincinnati Bengals' Cedric Benson began serving a jail sentence in Texas for a 2010 assault after surrendering himself to authorities, his attorney said.

Report: Bengals' Benson gets jail time

CINCINNATI, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Cincinnati Bengals rusher Cedric Benson will serve 20 days in jail for two misdemeanor assaults in Texas, The Cincinnati Enquirer reported Monday.
Three Bengals players arrested in a week

Three Bengals players arrested in a week

CINCINNATI, July 18 (UPI) -- Cincinnati Bengals running back Cedric Benson was arrested in Texas, authorities said. He was the third member of the team arrested in a week.

NFL: Cincinnati 19, Cleveland 17

CINCINNATI, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Clint Stitser kicked four field goals and Cedric Benson rushed for 150 yards and a TD Sunday, keying the Cincinnati Bengals' 19-17 win over Cleveland.

NFL: Cincinnati 20, Carolina 7

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Cedric Benson scored rushing and receiving touchdowns Sunday and the Cincinnati Bengals posted a wet 20-7 victory over Carolina.

NFL: Cincinnati 33, Denver 24

CINCINNATI, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Cedric Benson and James Johnson rushed for touchdowns and Dave Rayner kicked four field goals Sunday in a 33-24 Cincinnati exhibition win over Denver.

NFL: Cincinnati 17, Kansas City 10

CINCINNATI, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Cincinnati scored on a 6-yard Carson Palmer pass with 2:03 to play and hung on Sunday to top the Kansas City Chiefs 17-10, clinching the title in the AFC North.

NFL: Cincinnati 23, Detroit 13

CINCINNATI, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- A Carson Palmer TD pass, Jonathan Fanene interception run and three field goals by Shayne Graham Sunday carried Cincinnati past the Detroit Lions 23-17.

NFL: Cincinnati 45, Chicago 10

CINCINNATI, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Carson Palmer threw a career-best five touchdown passes Sunday in carrying the Cincinnati Bengals to an unexpectedly easy 45-10 win over Chicago.

NFL: Cincinnati 17, Baltimore 14

BALTIMORE, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Carson Palmer hit Andrew Caldwell on a scoring pass with 22 seconds to play Sunday, pushing the Cincinnati Bengals past the Baltimore Ravens 17-14.
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Cedric Benson
#4 pick in the 2005 National Football League DRAFT Cedric Benson, RB, Texas chosen by the Chicago Bears poses on April 23, 2005 at New York's Javitis Center. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)

Cedric Myron Benson (born December 28, 1982) is an American football running back for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears fourth overall in the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football for the University of Texas at Austin.

Benson began to emerge as a football stand-out in the eighth grade while attending Abell Junior High School in Midland, Texas under Coach Chris McKinney. Benson attended Robert E. Lee High School in Midland, Texas, and finished his career with 8,423 rushing yards (the most in Texas 5A history and the fourth most in Texas high school football history). He led his team to three consecutive State Championships, and rushed for a total of 15 touchdowns in the three championship games. Cedric rushed for more than 1,900 yards in only 9 games. He was the first high school player to ever make the cover of Dave Campbell's Texas Football annual magazine. Cedric was also a center fielder on the baseball team. As a senior, in District 4-5A games, he hit .361 with 4 home runs and 14 RBIs.

Benson was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 12th round (370th overall) of the 2001 MLB Draft. While Benson did not play in the major leagues, he spent his time with the Dodgers playing in their summer league at Vero Beach. He also played with the Gulf Coast League Dodgers. In 25 at bats he had 5 hits, 1 run, 3 doubles, 2 triples, and 2 RBIs. In 2003, Benson left the Dodgers to concentrate on his football career.

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