REPORT: Former NFL running back Cedric Benson killed in accident

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According to reports, former NFL running back Cedric Benson, who was just 36, died in a motorcycle accident on Saturday night.

From Austin American-Statesman:

Austin emergency officials told the American-Statesman that they are investigating the crash in the 5600 block Mount Bonnell Road after 10 p.m. Saturday and had information that Benson and a passenger were killed. Two other adults who were injured in the crash suffered non-fatal injuries. Official confirmation by the Travis County medical examiner could come later in the day Sunday.

Earlier in the evening, Benson, 36, posted a photo of a BMW motorcycle on his Instagram account with the caption “My Saturday Evening.”

On Sunday morning, several people were gathered at Benson’s West Austin home on West Courtyard Drive and appeared to be mourning outside on a patio. A Facebook post on Sunday morning from Benson’s relative, Dominic Benson, read, “No no no no no no God no!!!! Why him man!!!!! Not Ced man.”

Benson played in the NFL for 8 seasons (Bears, Bengals, Packers), rushing for 6,017 yards and 32 touchdowns.

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Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Cedric Benson.


Detroit Lions owner Martha Ford says her ‘best memory hasn’t come yet’

Ever since her husband passed away in 2014 and Martha Ford took over as owner of the Detroit Lions, she has avoided the media like the plague.

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But in an NFL Films special which will air on ESPN, Ford, who is 93, says her best memory has yet to take place.

“My best memory hasn’t come yet. I want to get the Lombardi Trophy” Ford says on the special.

Though the Lions do have four NFL Championships (1935, 1952, 1953, 1957), they have never even appeared in a Super Bowl, much less win one.

Though Martha now owns the Lions, that would not have been the case had her husband William Clay Ford listened to her many years ago.