The Bears LOVED Cedric Benson

Now former Chicago Bears running back Cedric Benson has taken it upon himself to complete one of the most difficult DUI trifectas. A few weeks ago he was arrested for drunken and disorderly conduct, while driving a boat! (I always thought that was the only way in which one SHOULD drive a boat, but I digress.) Then he recently picked up the much easier and standard DUI for operating a car. Now, Benson just needs to get up in the air for a DUI for flying a plane and he will have completed arguably the hardest cycle to accomplish in sports.

That’s not the end of Benson’s story though. Even though he was released by the Bears a few days ago, he is likely to get picked up by some other team because he does have some game. But that’s not the interesting news about Benson today.cedric-benson-mug-shot-bigger

Jay Glazer a Fox Sports reporter was on Dan Patrick’s radio show and made a very interesting statment, you can listen to it here, saying “There was one guy on that team who those teammates never liked…Hell, one year they tried to hurt him to make sure Thomas Jones could be the starter…Guys would go right at him because there was a competition between him and Thomas…and the thought was to get the first round pick into the starting lineup and Thomas’ teammates didn’t want to see that happen.”

Wow. When your teammates are actively trying to hurt you and knock you out of the lineup it probably means you’re not the most popular fella on the team. This likely doesn’t portend well for the future of Benson. If the franchise that drafts you, gives you a multitude of chances, including dealing away Thomas Jones to give you the starting job but now completely gives up on you, and stories come out that your teammates hated you and went out on the field trying to hurt you, it probably means that finding the next place of work might be a little more difficult. I hear the Arena League is always looking for more players though…

7 Responses to “The Bears LOVED Cedric Benson”

  1. 1 DukesDawg
    June 11, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    You can get DUI with a bicycle as well – friend of mine got it. I saw the ticket.

  2. 2 Rob
    June 11, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    That’s not how it happened. Benson was complaining that he was getting hit too hard in practice but I was there everyday — he wasn’t. He did dislocate his shoulder in practice that year, but TV cameras caught the hit and it wasn’t egregious by any definition.

  3. 3 myummers
    June 11, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    the bears are the new york mets of the nfl.

    oh wait, except having a general manager with a ballsack. but angelo and minaya are equally stupid. (we’re stickin’ with rex! we’re stickin’ with el duque!)

  4. 4 nearlynormalized
    June 11, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    Bears, what Bears? They should never come out of hybernation.

  5. June 11, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    Remember when Benson got drafted and was crying because he said everyone at the combine treated him like a piece of meat? He shaved his head because he kept drawing comparisons to Ricky Williams (another dreadlocked Texas RB) and said he didn’t want to be compared to Ricky? Way to distance yourself, Ced.

  6. 6 the roomate
    June 12, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    Remember when Milton Bradley was crying because a TV announcer was talking about baseball? Well, it only happened yesterday but I’m surprised there isn’t a post here about it yet. Don’t want to make Milton Bradley mad? Afraid he’ll make you pass go without your $200?

    If you were a blogger, who would you rather piss off and maybe have to fight if you ran into them?

  7. 7 rnlaw
    September 7, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    NOOO, you can’t get DWI (as it is called in Texas for individuals over 21) while riding a bike. Texas Law requires it be on a “motor vehicle.” But as gay as Benson is, I could see him getting one on a Vespa.

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