Originally, Cincinnati Bengals RB Cedric Benson was planning on serving his jail sentence for his 2010 assault charges during the bye week. It makes sense since the team usually tells its players to get away from football for a week.
But, there apparently has been a change of plans. At 11 p.m. Tuesday evening, Benson was checked into Travis County Jail to begin serving his sentence. It’s a 20-day sentence, but he can serve it in seven days with good behavior. So this is all assuming that Benson doesn’t set up a makeshift tattoo business or start a prison riot.
He’ll be released from jail hopefully so that he can return to practice next Monday. But if not, he’ll be back for Wednesday’s practice where he can begin preparations for Week 1 against the Cleveland Browns.
Move Benson up your fantasy draft board if you get extra points for good behavior.