Cedric Benson's charges dropped

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  1. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    Benson charges dropped

    By Suzanne Halliburton | Thursday, September 25, 2008, 05:07 PM

    All alcohol-related charges were dropped Thursday against former Longhorn running back Cedric Benson after a decision by two Travis County grand juries.

    The two grand juries returned “no bills” on three charges.

    “This means that there was a finding by the grand juries that there was no probable cause to believe that Cedric Benson was guilty of a crime,” said Sam Bassett, Benson’s lawyer.

    Travis County Attorney David Escamilla said both cases had “weaknesses.”

    “The boating while intoxicating case lacked a field sobriety test,” Escamilla said. “The second one, in the video on the DWI, he appeared very good on the video.”

    Benson lost his job with the Chicago Bears as a result of the two arrests, one in early May, the second coming in early June. He was a first-round draft pick of the Bears in 2005.

    On May 3, Benson was charged with boating while intoxicated and with resisting arrest after an incident on Lake Travis. Five weeks later, Benson was charged with driving while intoxicated in downtown Austin.

    Benson is the second-leading rusher in Longhorn history and started for Texas from 2001-04.

    Now if someone takes every penny that Benson has to his name he might just run hard again.
  2. peck-sicilyisland

    peck-sicilyisland New Member

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    It's a shame that there are people out there, who can and will cost you your job just because they don't like you.Because you make more money than they do.
  3. DaBoys4Life

    DaBoys4Life Benched

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    I wonder if he can sue for being wrongfully terminated considering the charges were dropped in the end.
  4. dillinger319

    dillinger319 Striped Leopard

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    I understand why the Bears would cut him if it was based on performance. But for them or any team to cut someone based on something that they have yet to be convicted of in a Court of Law is just wrong.

    Benson needs a change of scenary just like alot of people and I wouldnt be surprised to see him end up in Houston with his old lineman from high school, Eric Winston.
  5. Nors

    Nors Benched

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    Wow - more unethical Texas police behavior

    Whoda thunk dat
  6. Bonecrusher#31

    Bonecrusher#31 Active Member

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    This doesn't change the fact that he sucked and was on his way out of Chicago anyway.....
  7. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    Exactly. Chicago can just easily say that they were cutting him simply because he sucked and never produced.

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