Bengals coach Marvin Lewis was asked if he thought running back Cedric Benson would be suspended for a game or more following his arrest last month for assault in an Austin, Texas, bar. According to the following statement, Lewis is another who by the tone of his statements thinks that it is unlikely.
Said Lewis: “I don’t know why we we’re even talking about Cedric being suspended a game. I don’t even know why we’re bringing it up. To me it’s unbelievable. It wouldn’t be brought up in 31 other cities in the country I think.”
Lewis went on to say later: “As Cedric’s has come out the truth about Cedric’s is that Cedric got sucker punched in a bar. That’s the thing. And only because it was Cedric Benson does it become news.”
The NFL is still reviewing the case and has not made a final decision.