Cincinnati Bengals running back Cedric Benson was arrested and charged with assault causing bodily injury to a family member early Sunday morning in Central Texas.
No other details were available from the Travis County sheriff’s office regarding the Class A misdemeanor charge.
Benson will be a free agent once a new collective-bargaining agreement is in place.
“The team is aware of the incident,” Bengals spokesman Jack Brennan said, according to The Cincinnati Enquirer. “However, as with most situations of this nature, it would inappropriate for the team to comment until the matter is resolved through normal legal channels.”
Benson’s latest legal trouble comes a little more than a year after an arrest involving an alleged bar fight in Texas, which didn’t result in a discipline from the NFL.