Ex-football star Benjamin sentenced i...

Ex-football star Benjamin sentenced in Erie pot case

There are 12 comments on the Erie Times News story from Jul 10, 2014, titled Ex-football star Benjamin sentenced in Erie pot case. In it, Erie Times News reports that:

A 37-year-old former football star was sentenced today in Erie County Court to a mandatory four to eight years in state prison for participating in a large-scale marijuana ring.

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Simpson juror

Waterford, PA

#1 Jul 10, 2014
The news states that he has 8 kids...my question is from how many wives (or girlfriends)? A role model? Character witnesses probably were Witherspoon, Brock, etc.- the guy has been a dirtbag since high school hanging with Roberts brothers, Loftons, Wileys, Husbands - all gang bangers - and Carl Knight.
Not in 2014

United States

#2 Jul 10, 2014
Simpson juror wrote:
The news states that he has 8 kids...my question is from how many wives (or girlfriends)? A role model? Character witnesses probably were Witherspoon, Brock, etc.- the guy has been a dirtbag since high school hanging with Roberts brothers, Loftons, Wileys, Husbands - all gang bangers - and Carl Knight.
what gang ?
cnbc

Pittsburgh, PA

#3 Jul 10, 2014
If he was plying his trade in Colorado or Washington he would be called a small business owner.
Lol

Erie, PA

#4 Jul 10, 2014
Simpson juror wrote:
The news states that he has 8 kids...my question is from how many wives (or girlfriends)? A role model? Character witnesses probably were Witherspoon, Brock, etc.- the guy has been a dirtbag since high school hanging with Roberts brothers, Loftons, Wileys, Husbands - all gang bangers - and Carl Knight.
Carl Knight has been in jail since what 1996 or 1998 what does he have to do with anything. He has been out of the picture for sometime now.
Crime Pays

Cleveland, OH

#5 Jul 11, 2014
Where are all the parents of those kids that overdosed? Why weren't any of them at the sentencing of this scum bag. The biggest bust in Erie's history and the guy gets 4 years. That's just inviting every drug dealer to come to Erie - you don't have to do hardly any time. He has 8 kids that he never has done nothing for, they beg for food all the time while this guy had how many cars? No justice served here. Shame on the DA.
Bubba

Lakeland, FL

#6 Jul 11, 2014
Typical chimp sentence,no snitches to provide more evidence,easy come easy go,he'll be back out on so called good behavior pushing drugs again soon!
jack

Franklin, PA

#7 Jul 11, 2014
read:
Erie leaders showcase arrests and gun seizures post by " really.
"
This is a BIG problem.

DA cannot move off center.

ALL a joke.
Not in 2014

Detroit, MI

#8 Jul 11, 2014
Crime Pays wrote:
Where are all the parents of those kids that overdosed? Why weren't any of them at the sentencing of this scum bag. The biggest bust in Erie's history and the guy gets 4 years. That's just inviting every drug dealer to come to Erie - you don't have to do hardly any time. He has 8 kids that he never has done nothing for, they beg for food all the time while this guy had how many cars? No justice served here. Shame on the DA.
what overdoses and how do you know about his kids. You don't even know what your talking about
Not in 2014

Detroit, MI

#9 Jul 11, 2014
Bubba wrote:
Typical chimp sentence,no snitches to provide more evidence,easy come easy go,he'll be back out on so called good behavior pushing drugs again soon!
typical coward comment
stelmo

Erie, PA

#10 Jul 11, 2014
I didn't realize till recently how many coward snitch dogs we have in erie ---- im amazed ----and very disapointed
Lol

Erie, PA

#11 Jul 11, 2014
Crime Pays wrote:
Where are all the parents of those kids that overdosed? Why weren't any of them at the sentencing of this scum bag. The biggest bust in Erie's history and the guy gets 4 years. That's just inviting every drug dealer to come to Erie - you don't have to do hardly any time. He has 8 kids that he never has done nothing for, they beg for food all the time while this guy had how many cars? No justice served here. Shame on the DA.
Ya what are you talking about. This was a pot bust. Why would people show up to his sentencing? How do you know he does nothing for his kids. Unless you know him personally. And actually 4-8 while maybe not what you wanted. Is still a long sentence for pot. He also will not get out early for good behavior. He is in the state system not feds. And the feds only give you like 3 days for every month of good behavior.
nice guy

Erie, PA

#12 Jul 12, 2014
I hope he pumps weights all day gets out and plays for us again,what a beast.all kids should look up to him he is a god.my hero.four to eight,he even scared the shit out of jack danoballsy.you know he snitched a little bit.why would they give him such a sweet deal.hope he don't get got

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