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A candid look at Cedric Benson

Originally Published: October 21, 2009
By David Fleming | Page 2

Dressed in all black, his eyes veiled by dangling dreads, Bengals running back Cedric Benson sits down inside a deserted locker room to eat his lunch (grilled chicken salad) and contemplate the most amazing one-year turnaround in sports: from unemployed, sitting on his couch and waiting for the phone to ring to battling for the NFL's rushing title.

After he was taken by the Bears with the fourth overall pick in the 2005 draft, Benson signed a $35 million contract after a long training ...

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