Our patience as Bengals fans is really being tested this week. First it was the news of Jerome Simpson and the high-grade marijuana that was delivered to his home in Northern Kentucky. Now there is news today regarding Cedric Benson’s status for the next few weeks.
Mike Silver of Yahoo Sports has reported that Cedric Benson has been handed a 3 game suspension by Commissioner Roger Goodell for violating the league’s Conduct Policy. Benson was arrested during the lockout for assaulting a former roomate in Austin, Texas and served a 7 day jail sentence during the preseason.
Benson can appeal the suspension which would allow him to play this Sunday vs the 49ers, however if the suspension is upheld, he will miss games against the Bills, Jaguars and Colts.