SB Nation's Cincy Jungle has taken a closer look at the report that Cedric Benson has been arrested for assault. Per Cincy Jungle, this is bad news for the Bengals run-first philosophy.
However, along with the legal issues presented to him now, he'll have to deal with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. It would seem very likely that once the legal process works itself out and Benson is found guilty, he could find himself suspended at least four games; possibly as early as the start of the season. Considering that the Bengals are still committed to the run-first offensive philosophy, this could create a serious problem if Benson is suspended at any point in the season.
A suspension is very possible. His last two incidents (boating and driving while under the influence) resulted in charges that ultimately didn't stick but Goodell has said on several occasions that it's the pattern of behavior -- and not necessarily the arrests -- that matter.