Bengals Sign Cedric Benson - This Is Not A Joke

Sports fans are well aware of the lawless reputation of the Cincinnati Bengals. In fact, it’s become a running joke that whenever an NFL player gets in trouble with the authorities, the tagline is usually something along the lines of “So-and-so arrested, Bengals offer contract”.

Cedric Benson smiling mugshot

And such joking certainly followed Cedric Benson, when the Chicago Bears running back was arrested for BWI - boating while intoxicated. And it got even better when Cedric, despite the negative press for his water-borne boozing, was caught drinking & driving again - this time on land.

Of course, the Bears soon bounced Benson from their roster. Then, ha-ha, ho-ho, hee-hee, the Bengals would offer him a contract! Right? Isn’t that funny? Isn’t that hilarious?

Well, guess what?

The NATIONAL FOOTBALL POST first informed us of the move. Come on, this can’t be right, right?  So we checked with the CINCINNATI ENQUIRER, and they said the same thing. We finally went to the source - the Bengals’ official website, and sure enough, Cedric is Cincinnati-bound.

Benson was brought to Bengal-land when RB DeDe Dorsey hurt his hammy in Sunday’s loss to Cleveland, and DeDe looks to be done for the season.

Then again, sometimes the comedy just writes itself. Next thing you’ll tell us, Chris Henry is back practicing with the Bengals. Now that would be too much.

Chris Henry mugshot

Wait, what?