Ex-Longhorn arrested on assault charges over weekend

A former Longhorn football player and current running back for the Cincinnati Bengals was arrested on Sunday morning after a fight with his former roommate.

The 28-year-old Cedric Benson was arrested after a call was made to police at 5 a.m. claiming that Benson was in a fight on West Fifth Street. According to reports, Benson allegedly walked up to his former roommate and said that they needed to talk about  living situations.

An argument broke out and Benson allegedly punched the man in the face multiple times causing severe injuries. Benson was charged with a Class A misdemeanor charge of assault causing a bodily injury. This crime is punishable of up to one year in prison and a $4,000 fine.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a serious crime such as assault, these charges can change your life. Contact the Dallas assault defense lawyers of the law office of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007.

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