Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Cedric Benson to serve jail time now

Cedric Benson

This makes more sense. We, along with many others reported on Monday about Cincinnati Bengals running back Cedric Benson pleading to charges of assault. He was sentenced to 20 days in jail and fined.

Monday, Benson, or at least his attorney said the running back would wait until October, sandwiched around the Bengals bye week to serve his sentence.

So imagine the surprise of Travis County (Austin) jailers when Benson showed up last night to begin serving his sentence.

Read more from RIGHT HERE

This makes more sense. It's been reported the 20-day sentence could be dropped to 7 with good behavior. And seven days just means Benson would miss his teams final exhibition game, one he wouldn't be playing in much anyway. It would allow him to return to Cincinnati next Wednesday, 4 days before the teams season opener. Plenty of time to prepare and he wouldn't miss any regular season time.

We don't know why he or his attorney didn't think of this Monday, but at least they finally figured it out.

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