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REPORT: Former NFL running back Cedric Benson killed in accident

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.


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