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Bears Mon Jun 09 2008
It's official. The Bears have released Cedric Benson following the latest of his alcohol-related run-ins with Austin, Texas' Finest. According to reports, Benson showed up for practice at Halas Hall this morning but was told to go home - apparently for good.
"Cedric demonstrated a pattern of behavior we will not tolerate," general manager Jerry Angelo, putting down the hammer on Benson a lot faster than he did with Tank Johnson.
As for Benson, he issued his own statement. “I apologize for making the poor decision to drink and drive during the early morning of Saturday, June 7...Though I strongly believe that I am not guilty of any crime. I realize that the public and the Bears organization hold me to higher standard."
Um, Cedric? Not guilty of any crime though you admit drinking and driving? News alert: Drinking and driving IS a crime, even in Texas. Apparently, Benson still doesn't get it.