There's a certain truth with our perspective in life, especially while lollygagging at our playground otherwise called CincyJungle. Yes. We talk, chat, debate, argue, huddle, parlance, conference, spiel, vent, meet about everything related to the Cincinnati Bengals. I mean, it's kind of our thing.
While that's the entree, our focused attention regarding our vision sometimes takes the night off, allowing us to enjoy a little dessert, cake, pudding, pie, pastry, candy with former Bengals players and what they're up to. We celebrated them during their careers and it's only natural to check in during their post-Cincinnati careers.
Sometimes you cross a story and you file it under the "you can't make this stuff up."
According to the Green Bay Press Gazette, former Cincinnati Bengals running back and current Green Bay Packers ball-carrier Cedric Benson is having a great time in Wisconsin.
Green Bay Packers running back Cedric Benson is due in court next month to answer charges that his Rottweilers attacked calves owned by his neighbors in Manitowoc County.
Deputies charged Benson with violating an ordinance prohibiting animals running at large, in connection with that incident. They charged him with a second such violation on Jan. 13, after receiving a complaint of dogs running loose in the neighborhood. Deputies said Benson acknowledged responsibility for the dogs and said he had been “having a hard time keeping them contained.”
That's not all.
In an unrelated incident in Manitowoc County, Benson, 30, faces traffic charges of driving 76 mph in a 35 mph zone and driving without a license.
At 3:15 p.m. on Jan. 1, Wisconsin State Police stopped a BMW Benson was driving on Manitowoc County R in Cooperstown and ticketed him on a charge of driving 41 mph above the speed limit. They also charged him with operating without a valid license, alleging that Benson was aware that his Texas license had been suspended for failing to answer a charge of being a habitual traffic offender.
The trooper that stopped Benson, who was driving without a valid license said that the player "had an attitude with me throughout the stop." Chin up, bucko. Just put it behind you.
It's actually a good thing that Benson is facing these type of violations, clearly graduating from far more aggressive acts early during his Bengals career. All we can do is take baby steps in this thing called life. Perhaps with a little less attitude.
Benson spent four seasons (2008-11) with Cincinnati, generating 4,176 yards rushing which is currently fifth in franchise history.