It makes more sense for Benson to start his jail sentence before the season starts. First off he can get it over with and secondly he can deal with whatever punishment Goodell Gotti hands out soon than later.
Plus he doesn’t have to interrupt his and the Bengals season right in the middle while playing Prison Break.
Cincinnati Bengals running back Cedric Benson(notes) had originally agreed to serve his jail sentence in the middle of October, coinciding with the Bengals bye week. Someone thought of a new plan, though, and Benson is in jail right now. He was booked in last night.
So, if we go by the timeline established previously, which has Benson leaving jail after seven days of a 20 day sentence, that makes Benson a free man once again on the night of Tuesday, September 6th, five days before the Bengals open the season against the Browns on Sunday.
As long as he doesn’t beat up anyone (or get beat up) in jail he should be ready for the Bengals season opener. They need all the help they can get, so maybe he can recruit some of the cons while he is in there.
You know Mike Brown will sign them.