Running back Cedric Benson was released from jail on Sunday following an arrest on an assault charge, the second year in a row he has gotten into trouble in his home state.
Travis County sheriff's spokesman Roger Wade said Benson was arrested in downtown Austin on a misdemeanor count of assault with bodily injury with family violence. Benson attorney Sam Bassett said in a statement the arrest followed "a conflict" between Benson and a male former roommate.
Wade said Benson posted a $10,000 bond and was released just before 2 p.m.
We're still not sure how the league will be able to handle the personal conduct policy once the league returns for business, but this certainly can't help Benson on his quest for one last big payday. Bernard Scott could see some extra touches early if Benson is suspended a game or two, but we don't see him being asked to handle the workhorse duties over the course of a season.