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.