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article imageNFL: Cedric Benson begins 20-day jail sentence

By Austin Tyler     Aug 31, 2011 in Sports
Austin - During the summer while Cedric Benson was hanging out in Austin, Texas, Benson got into an altercation and was charged with two misdemeanor assault cases. Benson was served with a 20-day jail sentence that was supposed to be later, but he is doing it now.
Cedric Benson of the Cincinnati Bengals was set to turn his-self in to the Travis County Jail on Oct. 17, during a Bengals’ bye week. Instead Benson decided to do it early in the pre-season seeing his jail time may be shorter due to certain issues.
With overcrowding in jail, credit served for when he was first arrested, and the chance of getting good behavior, Benson should be out in less than 20-days with no problem. If Benson does not follow the rules in jail, and do what is necessary than Benson can be in prison when the regular season starts serving his whole time.
His attorney Sam Bassett said this in a press release,
He is also grateful to the Bengals organization. Cedric looks forward to working hard on and off the field as soon as he is released.
Benson was arrested last year for allegedly punching a bar employee. He's pleaded no contest to assault with injury. Then last month he was accused of punching an ex-roommate. Benson pleaded no contest to assault with bodily injury with family violence. That case will be dismissed if Benson does 30 hours of community service and pays restitution.
After the jail sentence their is also the chance that the NFL may want to talk to him, and they invoke their own punishment.
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