NFL News: Cincinnati Bengals RB Cedric Benson Charged With Misdemeanor Assault


The charges stem from an incident that happened almost a month ago.

According to the Austin police arrest affidavit, Benson was at Annie’s West bar in the Sixth Street entertainment district on May 30 when he got into an altercation with another patron that left him spitting blood from a cut lip. After staff intervened, witnesses told police Benson shoved a bar worker and was verbally abusive. After being asked to leave, Benson was escorted to the door.

Bar employee Bryan White told police that once outside, Benson complained that “all these white boys are ganging up on me and kicking me out,” then punched White in the face.

Benson’s attorney said Benson looks forward to telling his side of the story at the appropriate time.

Benson posted bail and was released.