Cedric Benson Released After Second Arrest

Katelyn GrabarekSenior Analyst IJune 10, 2008

The Chicago Bears released running back Cedric Benson on Monday, after his second arrest in five weeks. 

The news came as no surprise to most Bears fans, who were calling for his job after his second arrest.

General Manager Jerry Angelo gave Benson every opportunity to keep his job after his first arrest, but it seems that the second one was just too much.  Who can blame Angelo?

After battling with Tank Johsons' legal troubles last year, the Bears could see where this was quickly heading. 

Benson was the No. 4 overall pick in the 2005 draft and had his season cut short last year by surgery. 

The Bears will turn to a combination of rookie Matt Forte and Adrian Peterson, unless they make an offseason acquisition. 

Mind you former league MVP Shaun Alexander is still on the free agent market after being released by the Seahawks earlier this offseason. 

Let's hope that the Bears can put Benson and his problems behind them and get on with the season.