Cincinnati Bengals running back Cedric Benson is in trouble with the law in Austin, Texas...again.
Benson was arrested early Sunday morning for what was essentially called "Beating up a family member". He was booked on misdemeanor assault charges just before 7 a.m Sunday morning.
You can read more from Statesman.com RIGHT HERE
**Note**--The article doesn't say it, but Benson has been released from jail.
Cedric Benson is very familiar to those who follow the Athlete versus Police blotter. He is due to begin a trial on an Assault incident at an Austin area bar from June of 2010. After that incident, he paid NFL Commish Roger Goodell a visit and whatever he told the commissioner, it was enough to avoid disciplinary action.
Benson is technically going to be a free agent when the NFL Lockout ends this week and we'll be curious to see what happens. The Bengals desperately need his services and there's no guarantee he won't end up in the principal's office again for this incident.
If he is, we suspect the punishment may be a bit more severe.