Ex-NFL RB Cedric Benson arrested for public intoxication

Monday December 22nd, 2014

Former NFL running back Cedric Benson was arrested for and charged with public intoxication on Saturday, according to the Associated Press

An Austin police spokesman said Benson was released several hours after being booked early Saturday, and records show his arrest followed a verbal disagreement between a male and female in a taxi.

Benson last played in the NFL in 2012 as a member of the Green Bay Packers. The 31-year-old is a former No. 4 draft pick in 2005 and also played for the Chicago Bears and Cincinnati Bengals, accumulating 6,017 career rushing yards and 32 rushing touchdowns. 

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While at Texas, Benson won the Doak Walker Award -- given to the nation's top running back -- in 2004, was a consensus All-American and was a two-time first-team All-Big 12. 

In 2010, Benson was arrested for assault with injury after reportedly punching a bartender in the face, something he denied. In 2011, he was charged in two misdemeanor assault cases, and served five days in jail. 

- Molly Geary

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