Sep 13, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers running back Cedric Benson (32) carries the football during the game against the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field. The Packers defeated the Bears 23-10. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Cedric Benson and his dogs are in trouble


Green Bay Packers running back Cedric Benson didn’t do much running for the team this past fall, but from the sounds rumbling out of the county courthouse, it looks like his dogs have been doing plenty of running.

Not only has Benson been charged with allowing his dogs to run at-large, but the dogs are alleged to have bitten several calves on a farm near Benson’s home in Manitowoc County.

According to a report in the Green Bay Press Gazette, Benson’s rottweilers got away from Benson long enough to attack the calves on a farm and inflict enough bites on the animals to the point where the local veterinarian thinks some of them may not live.

He was charged twice. The first charges stems from an incident when his dogs were running loose Dec. 20. Another charge stems from an incident Jan. 13.

On top of that, Benson is also facing a speeding charge of driving 41 mph over the limit in Manitowoc County. The charge stems from a traffic stop Jan. 1.

Benson, who is a free agent, was signed by the Packers to a one-year contract at the beginning of the 2012 season. He rushed for 248 yards through five games last season before an injury to his foot ended his year.

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