Benson denies being drunk, resisting arrest

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Cedric Benson denies that he was drunk Saturday night when officers from the Lower Colorado River Authority arrested him. He also denies that he resisted arrest.

Benson tells Ch. 5 that he passed a slew of field sobriety tests, including counting forward and backward at least 20 times.

He paints a completely different picture of events than those detailed by the police and said that he was dragged from the law enforcement boat to a sheriffs vehicle because officers kicked his feet out from under him.

“I did nothing wrong; I didn’t resist arrest, didn’t curse and wasn’t drunk,” Benson told Ch. 5.

Surely the Bears are working to put together both sides of the story but coach Lovie Smith sounded like a man with little patience Sunday afternoon. This will no doubt wind its way through the courts.

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