Jun 09 2008
By: Lakermania Uncharted Territory 2065 posts

Cedric Benson... What a Joke!!!! Now waived by the Bears

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Bears to address matter after Benson doesn't show for OTA


Is Cedric Benson's time with the Chicago Bears' up?

The troubled running back, whose relationship with the team soured further because of his second arrest in little more than a month Saturday, did not attend Monday's OTA.

As a result, general manager Jerry Angelo said the team would make a statement on Benson's status later in the day. Whether that meant Benson, the fourth overall pick in the 2005 draft, would be released was not clear.

Benson was arrested on a drunken driving charge in Austin, Texas, early Saturday and Bears officials said they would treat the matter seriously. Benson's attorney said the former Texas star had a few drinks with dinner but didn't think he was intoxicated, and cooperated with police.

The arrest comes a month after Benson was charged in Austin with boating while intoxicated and resisting arrest. He has said neither charge is true, and those cases are pending.

At a fan event at Soldier Field in Chicago on Saturday, Angelo said he hadn't spoken to Benson but called the most recent situation unfortunate.

"Disappointment is too much an often-used word when we're talking about Cedric, and the number one lesson for every player is protect your job," Angelo said. "So we're all held accountable for our actions."

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Re: Cedric Benson... What a Joke!!!!

Jun 9, 2008
Well the Bears feels he's a joke to as they have waived him today.
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