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07/17/2011

Cedric Benson continues to help kill the perception that Longhorns are all saints

Cedric_benson_against_redskins St. Mack Brown is often criticized for recruiting and cultivating a program of nothing but nice guys. Guys that you wouldn't mind if your daughter married. I can't think of a single UT football player I have ever interviewed and thought poorly of them afterward. Leonard Davis is one of the best guys in the NFL I've ever met. Roy Williams is polite and professional. Quentin Jammer is a good guy. Former Brown recruit Greg Ellis may be one of the very best people the Cowboys have employed in the last 20 years.
Somehow being a nice guy translates into being a Lady Byng Trophy wussy (for you non-NHL people, that's the award given to the guy who displays the best sportsmanship).

There is a rap that UT guys under Brown are too soft. Too nice.

But killing that perception is our good friend, Bengals running back Cedric Benson.

The former UT star was arrested in Austin because he punched a guy in a bar, who apparently was a friend and an ex-roomate. Benson has his own version of events. This is not the first time Benson has been arrested. He likes himself some of the weed, too. The fight, according to this story, happened at 1:50 a.m. 

Whatever good happens at a club at 1:50 a.m.?  

And what happened to this kid? I remember being so impressed by him when I talked to him when he was a senior in Midland. Polite. Nice. Well-spoken. Bright. Very UTish. 

Either way, hats off to Benson for helping his program kill the theory that UTers are nothing but bunch of choir school kids who can't thug it up with the best of 'em.

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Comments

Keith Rollins

Mac, you must be kidding!? That's all I can say.

Sarah Jones

The few facts you have in your article are wrong. You also need a grammar lesson.

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