Posts tagged ‘Belmont’
by Pat - posted Monday, June 9th, 2008
UPDATE: He gone.
Big Brown cost me my exacta box at the Belmont and normally I would be upset about losing, but l cashed in on my Cedric Benson BWI/DWI exacta to make up for it. Still awaiting trial for drunken boating, Benson was arrested for suspicion of drunk driving, Saturday morning in Austin, Texas. He now has been charged with boating while intoxicated and driving while intoxicated. Let’s all hope for safety of everyone living in Texas, Cedric does not have his pilot’s license.
How dumb does one have to be to get in a car after drinking while awaiting a trial for his arrest of boating while intoxicated? I was willing to give him the benefit of the doubt after the first arrest, after all athletes are human and make mistakes and there even seemed to be a chance Police harassed Benson on the water. Given that he has been arrested again for drinking and driving, I am done with Cedric Benson. He needs to go spend 28 days with Lindsay Lohan before coming to camp.
To be a quality running back in this league you need to be a good decision maker and it is clear that Cedric Benson is not. After being drafted with the 4th pick in the 2005 draft, the former Longhorn has disappointed on the field and off. The Bears wasted a first round pick and now this year’s second round pick to find his replacement. The Matt Forte era looks like it will begin sooner than expected. Let’s hope Jerry Angelo is right about the Tulane star.
Angelo has a decision to make, whether or not Benson should remain with the Bears.
“Disappointment is too much an often-used word when we’re talking about Cedric, and the number one lesson for every player is protect your job,” Angelo said. Not exactly the ringing endorsement fans want to hear about their “star” running back as training camp begins.