AUSTIN (Sports Network) – Cedric Benson was reportedly arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault for the second time in just over a year.
According to the Austin American-Statesman, Benson, who led the Cincinnati Bengals in rushing the last three seasons, was involved in an altercation and caused bodily injury. He was released from Travis County jail on bond Sunday afternoon.
Benson, 28, was arrested last summer for allegedly punching a bar employee, and the trial was postponed until next month.
The former Texas Longhorns tailback is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent when the NFL lockout ends. He has had three productive seasons in Cincinnati after an unsuccessful three-year stint with the Chicago Bears, who selected him with the fourth overall pick in the 2005 draft.
Benson was also arrested twice in a month in 2008 on alcohol charges that were later dropped.
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