Last week we reported that Cincinnati Bengals running back Cedric Benson began his 20 day jail sentence, so that it may be completed before the Bengals season opener. (Story here.)
However, after serving only five days of a 20-day sentence for misdemeanor assault, Benson has s been released from a Texas jail .
Benson’s attorney Sam Bassett says the Bengals RB earned time off his sentence by doing work mopping floors and helping paint crews. State law also allows inmates to begin earning time off as soon as they enter jail.
Benson pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor assault charges on Monday in Austin.
Given Benson’s arrest history, I doubt 5 days in jail, will hardly serve as a lesson learned. This is the first time of many arrests, that Benson has even had to serve time for, as last time he was sentenced to eight days in jail, he spent no time there because of overcrowding and time served.
I’m sure Roger Goodell will concoct some punishment to prove a point, but with Benson’s history, I wonder if that will even be enough.