June 9, 2008

Benson's Biggest Crime? Being Expendable

After Cedric Benson's second arrest for drinking while operating a motor vehicle, the Bears have reportedly released him, according to ESPN.

blahbblahbhblalahblah One of these guys is still employed

This is a strong move by the Bears. They are making it clear that drunkenly wrecking a ridiculously expensive Lambourghini, leaving the scene of the crime, briefly reporting it stolen and then clearing the whole misunderstanding up once sobriety is achieved, as Lance Briggs did, is acceptable. Getting nicked twice for driving while drunk is not. Two totally different things. And, yeah, I said nicked like I'm on the set of GoodFellas.

I'm sure it had nothing to do with the fact that Cedric Benson plays RB and the Bears have another RB, Forte, in the wings. Or that RBs are consistently proving themselves to be the most replaceable position in football. One really shouldn't look too closely at trying to determine why Pacman Jones, Chris McAllister, Tank Johnson, Frostee Rucker, Koren Robinson, Dominique Byrd, Leonard Little (killed someone driving drunk in 1998, charged again in 1999), Jared Allen (two DUIs in 4 months) and B.J. Sams (two DUIs in 14 months) are all still gainfully employed.

1 Responses:

Anonymous said...

I don't think Koren Robinson or Dominique Byrd are currently employed.

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