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Bears Mon Jun 09 2008

Benson Shown The Door

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.

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Andrew HuffAuthor Profile Page / June 10, 2008 12:38 PM

At least they were quick about it this time, unlike with Tank. Benson's obviously having a tough time right now, but two DUIs in two different forms of transportation in less than two weeks is ridiculous and irresponsible. Next he'll get pulled over on roller skates or something.

Andrew HuffAuthor Profile Page / June 10, 2008 12:40 PM

Also, I happened to be listening to Q101 when DJ Electra read this little haiku:

Hold out, injuries,
Arrests AND not enough yards
Add up to goodbye.

Sums it up perfectly.

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