Former NFL RB Cedric Benson Killed In Motorcycle Accident

18 Août, 2019, 18:52 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
  • Former Chicago Bear Cedric Benson Has Died at 36

Former Bears running back Cedric Benson has passed away. Per the American-Statesman, both Benson and a passenger were killed and two other adults were injured in the crash but suffered non-fatal injuries.

Benson's brother shared the news of his passing on Facebook on Sunday morning.

Benson, 36, was reportedly one of two people who died in a motorcycle accident Saturday night in Austin.

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. He was selected fourth overall in the 2005 National Football League draft out of the University of Texas.

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During Benson's time in Chicago, he had 420 carries for 1,593 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Benson later played for the Cincinnati Bengals and Green Bay Packers before retiring in 2012.

Benson's death came three days after he appeared in a Travis County courtroom and was found guilty of the lesser charge of obstruction of a passageway in connection to a 2017 drunken-driving arrest in downtown Austin.

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