AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Chicago Bears running back Cedric Benson failed a sobriety test while operating a 30-foot boat, then resisted arrest before being hit with pepper spray and dragged ashore by officers.
Benson faces charges of boating while intoxicated and resisting arrest after the incident Saturday night on Lake Travis, Travis County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Roger Wade said.
Benson was released from jail early Sunday on a $14,500 bond. A call to Benson’s agent was not immediately returned.
Maybe he was trying to row that boat, but talk about a crazy way to spend a warm spring evening.