Cedric Benson Arrested on Assault Charge

Associated Press - June 29, 2010 1:05 PM ET

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Cincinnati Bengals running back Cedric Benson has been arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault related to a May 30 incident at a Texas bar.

An Austin police spokeswoman says Benson was arrested on Tuesday and booked into the Travis County jail where he posted bail and was released. An arrest affidavit says he punched an employee of a downtown bar after being kicked out for getting into an altercation with another patron.

In 2008, Benson was arrested twice in a month on alcohol charges. While in college at the University of Texas, he pleaded no contest to a charge of criminal trespassing for forcing his way into an apartment to find a television he said was stolen from him.

Benson, who is from Midland, played football at Lee High School.

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