Bengals' Benson suspended three games

Cedric Benson of the Cincinnati Bengals runs the ball against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank...

Cedric Benson of the Cincinnati Bengals runs the ball against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on January 2, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Larry French/Getty Images/AFP)

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Cincinnati Bengals running back Cedric Benson has been suspended for three games in the wake of offseason misconduct.

Benson served a 20-day jail sentence in Texas on a charge of misdemeanor assault, after pleading no contest following a 2010 incident involving an employee in an Austin, Texas bar.

The seven-year pro will appeal the suspension, according Jason La Canfora of NFL Network, who quotes a source close to the situation.


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