Sports world mourns Cedric Benson’s unexpected death

first_imgThe reported death of former Texas and NFL star Cedric Benson at age 36 in a motorcycle accident sent ripples through the sports world Sunday.According to mutiple reports, Benson died Saturday night when his motorcycle collided with another vehicle in Austin, Texas. A passenger on the motorcycle was also killed and two people in the vehicle were injured. Former @TexasLonghorns coach Mack Brown, who coached Cedric Benson, posted the following.— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) August 18, 2019The school later offered it’s sympathy. Very sad day with the passing of Longhorn Legend Cedric Benson. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends and our community of lettermen. He will be missed.— Texas Football (@TexasFootball) August 18, 2019The Bengals mourn the loss of Cedric Benson.”Our organization is deeply saddened by his sudden and tragic passing. The Bengals extend our deepest condolences to Cedric’s family.”Statement:’s legacy:— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) August 18, 2019Thank you for the memories, Cedric. A true Longhorn Legend.— Texas Football (@TexasFootball) August 18, 2019The Bears, who selected Benson fourth overall in the 2005 NFL Draft, and Bengals, who had him on their roster from 2008-11, also offered their condolences.Our condolences to the friends and family of former Bears running back Cedric Benson, our 4th overall Draft pick in 2005 and member of the 2006 NFC Champions team.— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) August 18, 2019We mourn the passing of former @ChicagoBears, @Bengals RB Cedric Benson.Rest In Peace.— NFL (@NFL) August 18, 2019Other players from around the league offered their sympathy as well.R.I.P Cedric Benson 👼🏾— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) August 18, 2019Woke up to the horrible news of Cedric Benson’s passing. My heart aches for him and his family. Sending love, peace and blessings their way. Gone way too soon my brother. Rest well young King. You will truly be missed….🙏🏿 #GoneButNeverForgotten #BearDown— Thomas Q. Jones (@thomasqjones) August 18, 2019Legend!! @Cedric_Benson— Vince Young (@VinceYoung10) August 18, 2019Rest In Peace to Cedric Benson, A Texas Legend gone too soon— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) August 18, 2019RIP Ceddy B sad man— Cj Anderson (@cjandersonb22) August 18, 2019Dang, this news shakes me. Rest in peace my friend. #RIPCedricBenson— Andrew Hawkins (@Hawk) August 18, 2019To my man Cedric B. I remember hearing all of these football stories about you when the bears drafted you 4th overall. You and I always got along..even with pads on, if I hit you or you hit me a little harder than…— Lance Briggs (@LanceBriggs) August 18, 2019 Former Texas, NFL star Cedric Benson dies in motorcycle accident, reports say Before any teams made formal announcements, former Longhorns coach Mack Brown, who coached Benson during his college days, offered his condolences in a comment on Instagram.”We lost a great one way too soon. #RIP,” Brown wrote on a fan account’s photo. Related Newslast_img read more

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