Former NFL RB Cedric Benson Killed In Motorcycle Accident

Cedric Benson Former Bears RB and 4th Overall Pick Has Died
       By Erik Lambert-        Aug 18 2019       9757

Former Cincinnati Bengals running back Cedric Benson died late Saturday night, according to a report from the Austin American-Statesman's Tony Plohetski. Two other adults were injured.

Benson, the Bears' fourth overall pick in 2005, died in what was reportedly a motorcycle accident in Austin, Texas. Hours before, Benson posted an image of the vehicle on his Instagram story saying, "My Saturday evening!"

On Sunday morning, several people were gathered at Benson's West Austin home on West Courtyard Drive and appeared to be mourning outside on a patio.

The first official word of the accident came from Benson's brother, Dominic, who posted the following on Facebook.

Benson was an incredible athlete - he racked up more than 5,500 yards at Texas and won the Doak Walker Award (top running back in the country) his senior year. In eight seasons he had 6,017 rushing yards, 833 receiving yards, and 33 total touchdowns. County Court-at-Law Judge Kim Williams sentenced Benson to two days in jail and credited him for the two days he served after his arrest.



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