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Bengals lead league in arrests, no-comment Benson

Posted on: July 18, 2011 10:30 am
Edited on: July 18, 2011 2:07 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Over the weekend, Cedric Benson was arrested in Austin for assault. The collective response from most folks was: "Again?"

That's a problem. And so is the fact that Benson was the third Bengal in the past eight days to get arrested (Adam "Pacman" Jones and Marvin White were both arrested in the last week). Fortunately, the Bengals can use the lockout to no-comment the rash of arrests away.

"The team is aware of the incidents," Bengals public relations director Jack Brennan said, per Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer. "However, as with most situations of this nature, it would be inappropriate for the team to comment until the matters are resolved through normal legal channels."

Unfortunately, as Reedy notes, Cincinnati leads the league in arrests since 2000, with 35! 

That's not something they'll likely comment on now either, and it might not be anything too surprising (it is the Bengals) but it's still a disturbingly high number of arrests.

The -- somewhat anyway -- good news is that such a run on legal issues isn't a problem that stems out of the lockout and an associated rise in crime (you may recall noted sociologist Ray Lewis' theory on this).

It's a problem that stems specifically from the Bengals organization, and probably why the "national media continues to hammer" them for basically everything.

And much like Cincy suddenly rising up and winning a Super Bowl, change isn't something you should expect to see until there's a systematic overhaul of the franchise.

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Comments

Since: Mar 16, 2009
Posted on: July 18, 2011 10:09 pm
 

Bengals lead league in arrests, no-comment Benson

Adam Jones is the only of the three Bengals that is under contract.  Marvin White was only on the team due to injuries to the secondary late last year.  He was not coming back.  Yes we would like Cedric back.  Of all the arrests since 2000 only three are still on the team.  I love how the Bengals have this problem.  What is interesting is two are now on the 49ers roster, one I know is on the Browns roster, and most are a who's who of guys that were guys who were fringe players who are out of the league. I know that ever organization has issues, but what do people want the Bengals to do get rid of these guys.  Did we see the Steelers get rid of Ben when he had his problems.  How many teams beside the Giants with Buress and the Falcons with Vick get rid of the players.  Go to the website and see how many guys there are.  If the league got rid of all them we there would pretty poor NFL football.



Since: Oct 18, 2007
Posted on: July 18, 2011 10:03 pm
 

Bengals lead league in arrests, no-comment Benson

The Browns suck but I have a lot more respect for them and a fan base that is actually loyal then the Bengals.



Since: Sep 29, 2008
Posted on: July 18, 2011 9:31 pm
 

Bengals lead league in arrests, no-comment Benson

The difference between the Bengals and the Browns (other than the multitude of arrests) is that the Browns actually care. Mike Brown couldn't give a crap what the team's image is, or if they win any games so long as their idiot fans continue to buy tickets.




Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: July 18, 2011 9:28 pm
 

Bengals lead league in arrests, no-comment Benson

Aaarrgh.  And to top it all off, the freaking Pirates (who?) are ahead of the Reds in the NL Central.  I'm sooo ashamed.



Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: July 18, 2011 9:18 pm
 

Bengals lead league in arrests, no-comment Benson

Ouch!

Let's hope that if there are more arrests in Ohio, they're in Cleveland.



Since: Jun 16, 2011
Posted on: July 18, 2011 9:07 pm
 

Bengals lead league in arrests, no-comment Benson

Most of the players in the NFL would be in prison if they weren't playing football.




Since: Jul 7, 2011
Posted on: July 18, 2011 9:00 pm
 

Bengals lead league in arrests, no-comment Benson

Leading in arrests is the only thing the BUNGLES will be victorious at..LOL.



Since: Oct 18, 2007
Posted on: July 18, 2011 9:00 pm
 

Bengals lead league in arrests, no-comment Benson

The Steelers have had some trouble lately, but until they go out of their way to sign Pacman, Tank, Cedric Benson, and continually bringing back a Chris Henry, they still won't come close to the Bengals. They have only three players that have had a run in with the law, one guilty (Ward), one with the charges dropped (Harrison), and one with no charges (Ben). If Ben gets charged of rape, he is gone in a heart beat and if he was on any of your favorite teams I'm so sure you would be trashing him. They got rid of Holmes and Reed because they kept pushing their luck.


beer is great
Since: Mar 18, 2011
Posted on: July 18, 2011 8:52 pm
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Since: Oct 25, 2009
Posted on: July 18, 2011 8:23 pm
 

Bengals lead league in arrests, no-comment Benson

Hmm..no white guys. SHOCKER.

Black people have a social obligation to commit crime, apparently. Its not racist if its always true.


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