Blog Entry

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.

For more NFL news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsnfl on Twitter and subscribe to our RSS Feed.
Comments

Since: Mar 7, 2011
Posted on: July 18, 2011 4:42 pm
 

Bengals lead league in arrests, no-comment Benson

Welcome to the National Felon League.  This is the norm.  Nobody is shocked.  Goodell will once again look the other way and let these losers play for millions of dollars in the National Felon League.   

Let's look at Pacman - there's no way that guy will EVER stay out of trouble.  He should have been banned from the NFL.  Once again - fighting with cops, drunk, resisting an arrest.  What do these guys have to do to get kicked out of the NFL?!  Apparently, the NFL is on their side no matter how bad the crime or how horrible the person.  Nice example of a sports franchise. 



Since: Jul 23, 2008
Posted on: July 18, 2011 4:04 pm
 

Bengals lead league in arrests, no-comment Benson

Actually, it was one lawsuit. And I guess that if you had the "power" to go after girls, you would lead a completely celibate lifestyle, just to prove a point. I am not defending the guy (according to several whom I know to have dealt with him, he is a complete jerk), but the facts are what they are. You want to see him as a convicted sex offender because you are tired of seeing him beat the crap out of your team. So be it. Unfortunately for saints and moral crusaders such as yourself, treating women like garbage is not illegal, unless it involves violence or forced sexual activity, and there is no evidence of that in either instance (if there were, he would have been arrested or charged with a crime).
By the way, we no longer hear about how great Carson Palmer is anymore, do we? I mean, 5 years ago he was considered one of the top 3-5 QB's in the league (which used to make me laugh hysterically). He may be guilty nothing more than deep-throating hot dogs for advertisements, but I'd much rather have a douchebag QB who can win a postseason game.



Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: July 18, 2011 3:35 pm
 

Bengals lead league in arrests, no-comment Benson

deezy - your right, he was not arrested but he did have 2 civil lawsuits filed against him for sexual misconduct.  you go right ahead and defend a sex abuser. thats your civil right, but not your moral right.  His conduct was deemed to be abusive and not up to NFL standards on 2 major account, that is why he was suspended.  He can only go after girls because he can over power them.  Benson at least punched 2 guys.  I am sure Benson knows how to ride a motorcycles as well with out crashing.




Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: July 18, 2011 2:27 pm
 

Bengals lead league in arrests, no-comment Benson

so the bungles lead the league in something afterall.  How wonderful to be the NFLs best at anything--At least you beat the steelers at something this year--number of arrests bungles 3--pitt 1. now go out there and make the 100 or so fans left in cincy be proud of you boys after this here lockout stuff is done.  looks like a visit to bungleland by any team this season will turn into another home game for the visitors.  Keep bringing these boys back for more Marvin and Mike B.  you all chase away a player like Palmer but choose to keep fools like this and O-Stinko etc.  Hillarious.  How far away can R. Moss be to add to this collection of misfit losers.  Ahh it is good to be back talking bungle football with this lockout soon to over.



Since: Jul 23, 2008
Posted on: July 18, 2011 2:19 pm
 

Bengals lead league in arrests, no-comment Benson

 Another thing I noticed about this list is the fact that Ben the female groper was not listed under Pitsburgh arrests.  Why is this, he was arrested or did he just miss the 1st part of last yr because he was hurt

Neither is the case. He was questioned by police in Georgia, but no charges were filed. If you read the facts of the case (or rather lack thereof), you will see that there was no reason to file charges as there was no evidence of criminal activity. So, he was not arrested. Also, he was not injured. For some reason, Baddell decided to give him a 6 game suspension, which was reduced to 4. No player has ever had such a lengthy suspension for creating bad publicity (more for Ben than for Baddell or the league as a whole), in the complete absence of anything criminal. Therefore, to find out why one of the NFL's top quarterbacks was absent for one quarter of a season, you would have to ask the esteemed commissioner.



Since: May 8, 2011
Posted on: July 18, 2011 2:00 pm
 

Bengals lead league in arrests, no-comment Benson

Wooo-Wooo
Since Mike Brown has taken over after the
death of his father, the Bungles have been a joke. They can’t win but they can
lead the league in arrests! What other business can show this level of failure
and not replace the person at the helm. This shows that Mike is not the business
genius he thinks he is or more truthfully, that he has always said come-on
suckers support me and make me rich.



Since: May 8, 2011
Posted on: July 18, 2011 2:00 pm
This comment has been removed.

Post Deleted by Administrator




Since: May 8, 2011
Posted on: July 18, 2011 1:59 pm
This comment has been removed.

Post Deleted by Administrator




Since: May 8, 2011
Posted on: July 18, 2011 1:59 pm
This comment has been removed.

Post Deleted by Administrator




Since: May 8, 2011
Posted on: July 18, 2011 1:59 pm
This comment has been removed.

Post Deleted by Administrator



The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com