Cedric the Entertainer

This might turn into a slugfest, really soon.

It all started when reports came out that Chicago Bears running back Cedric Benson was arrested for BWI (Boating While Intoxicated) and was reportedly drunk, cocky and had to be subdued by police using pepper spray.

Since then, Ced has come forward saying he wasn't drunk and did not resist arrest, while alleging that the cops were abusive.

He even has witnesses, including his mother.

So now the Bears are in quite a pickle. Take note of the zero tolerance policy the team used with the Tank Johnson situation. What should they do?

They should probably cut him and save the hassle and avoid the distraction Benson would become. Besides, the Bears took hometown product Rashard Mendenhall out of Illinois, so they should be in good shape.

Wait, they took an offensive lineman from Vanderbilt?

They play football at Vandy? No way!


It seemed as if Benson's days as a Bear were numbered, with the addition of second-round draft pick Matt Forte and GM Jerry Angelo's insistence that the Bears were in search of a three-down back.

It's a shame too, because coming out of Texas, Benson was an elite college back who looked like he was the most NFL-ready back in the draft.

Instead, Auburn's Ronnie Brown (now of the Miami Dolphins) looks like he was the keeper of that draft, while former college teammate Cadillac Williams (now of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers) remains stalled with injuries (did you see what I did there?) and Benson battles his legal issues.

Meanwhile, former Southern Illinois (and Auburn) running back Brandon Jacobs has a Super Bowl ring with the New York Giants.

He was a fourth-round pick, that was available for the Bears, who instead chose Purdue quarterback Kyle Orton.