Bengals sign ex-Bear RB Cedric Benson

Bengals sign ex-Bear RB Cedric Benson

There are 23 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Sep 30, 2008, titled Bengals sign ex-Bear RB Cedric Benson. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Cedric Benson , whom the Bears released after two alcohol-related arrests over the summer, signed Tuesday with the Cincinnati Bengals .

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tony potts

Lawrence, KS

#1 Sep 30, 2008
Oh how money buys you out. I hope Benson doesn't do well in the nfl and has to get a real job for a lot less to serve his time.
Cedric Benson

Normal, IL

#2 Sep 30, 2008
Thank God somebody reached the bottom of the barrel, looked in, and there I was! Call me Ocho Crappo!
Jim Maraviglia

Cantua Creek, CA

#3 Sep 30, 2008
what a waste ...

Since: Sep 08

La Grange, IL

#4 Sep 30, 2008
He fits right in with the Cincy prison system.
George

Carol Stream, IL

#5 Oct 1, 2008
He'll probably be a stud too. But I don't care. Maybe they can compare mug shots and prison stories.

GO BEARS!!! THE DIVISION IS OURS!!!!
Jeeez

Roselle, IL

#6 Oct 1, 2008
I wonder how many Bengal players wear ankle bracelets?
tim

United States

#7 Oct 1, 2008
Cedric, this is Chris Henry. He'll keep you on the straight and narrow.
fizz fizz

Oak Park, IL

#8 Oct 1, 2008
they can have it. he is nothing but trouble and very proud thinks he is better than anyone.
NJ Bears Fan

United States

#9 Oct 1, 2008
Uhhhh...there's one fact that everyone is forgetting. 2 grand juries decided NOT to indict him, so he never even went to trial, let lone prison. In my opinion, no one really ever got a good enough look at the kid. He was on pace for a 1,000 yards when he got hurt. I think Forte will be better, but I'm not going to throw Cedric under the bus. Especially with all the questionable police stuff.
Tyberius

Peoria, IL

#10 Oct 1, 2008
Cincy,

Using my good friends scarcastic catch all phrase...

"Good luck with that!"
Rob

Prescott Valley, AZ

#11 Oct 1, 2008
They can have him. He fits in well with a team of misfits
1bearsfan

Otway, OH

#12 Oct 1, 2008
How funny & fitting.I remember thinking that the only teams that would probably sign him was Dallas or Cincinnati.He fits right in with that team & environment.Honestly I didnt even think those two teams would stoop that low though! I just thank god he was thrown out of Chicago! Take Care Everyone. God Bless! BEAR DOWN GO BEARS!!

Since: Apr 08

Chicago, IL

#13 Oct 1, 2008
I drafted him to my fantasy league soon as i got home from work yesterday.

I drafted Tom Brady,Steve Jackson,Marques Colston,Mendenhall,Justin Fargas

My fantasy league sucks of course...

and i'm sure cedric will run 1000 yards 25tds for me!!!!!
BearDown

Libertyville, IL

#14 Oct 1, 2008
Hmmm...Forte is #6 in yards right now. Benson is playing backup. I think Gerry made the right call on this one. (amazingly)
Creighton

Evanston, IL

#15 Oct 1, 2008
NJ Bears Fan wrote:
Uhhhh...there's one fact that everyone is forgetting. 2 grand juries decided NOT to indict him, so he never even went to trial, let lone prison. In my opinion, no one really ever got a good enough look at the kid. He was on pace for a 1,000 yards when he got hurt. I think Forte will be better, but I'm not going to throw Cedric under the bus. Especially with all the questionable police stuff.
Grand Jury did you say? Two no less. So it never went to court, all the juries said was there was not enough evidence. Remember Benson did not give blood and refused a breath test. That equals zero evidence. Note to all drunk drivers, that is all you have to do to avoid a DUI. How impressive he beat the legal system. What next, does a rich guy cheat on his taxes and not get caught. Gosh.

Also he was on pace for less than 980 yards not a thousand with a 3.4 average before he got hurt again. He also couldn't block or catch out of the backfield, if I am not mistaken FForte has more recieving yards in 4 games than Benson had in his 3 years. As for rushing Forte is on pace for almost 1400 yards and that is after going against some of the better defenses in the NFL the last 3 weeks.

I think Benson and the Bungles go together like hookers and the clap: "it's a perfect match".
billfrommichigan

United States

#16 Oct 1, 2008
To tell you truth, that was a good fit for ced bed, although Dallas or Oakland proably would have been better .
JJA

Chicago, IL

#17 Oct 1, 2008
Benson is a clown and a thief who stole the Bears' money.
He's a joke with no heart. Thomas Jones should have finished the job when he smacked his *** in practice.
Going to the Bungles makes sense. He can hang out with the other clown of the NFL..... Ocho whatever!!
bill

Houston, TX

#18 Oct 2, 2008
With Benson not prosecuted for two arrest, Ricky w., in Miami, it is a wonder that the wonderful readers didn't put them in the car w/ Travis Henry, so they could really run down the both of them.
A joint, a beer, and several kilos of dope, seems like the detractors could at least make an attempt to desparage all three.
A joint, a beer, is not nearly like "several kilos" yet not a word from the "chair side athelets" who are better than every one else.......
just a flock of woosies..........
mike

Kent, WA

#19 Oct 2, 2008
Hey Chris, Bottoms Up! Want to go boating!
greg from chicago

Chicago, IL

#20 Oct 2, 2008
Thomas Jones was a disliked, malcontent, first round bust early in his career, so we'll see what happens.

Here's another early observation... Rashard Mendenhall = Cedric Benson?

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