Cedric Benson's Suspension Reduced To One Game, Plus Fine

It's been a good day for the Cincinnati Bengals. With the NFL trade deadline just a few hours away, they completed a trade with the Oakland Raiders, giving Carson Palmer away for what could turn into two first round picks, and now they get more good news regarding Cedric Benson.

Jason La Canfora of NFL Network reports that Benson's suspension, which was originally set at three games, has been reduced to one game plus a fine.

It's unclear when the suspension will take effect.

Benson was arrested twice and spent nearly a week in jail before the season. He protested the suspension because the NFLPA supposedly allowed up to eight players to be suspended by the league for violating the personal conduct policy despite those actions coming during a time when the players were locked out.

This is great news for Benson, who has 458 yards rushing and two touchdowns through six games. He's an important cog in the Bengals offense, which is working with a rookie quarterback.

Check out SB Nation's Cincy Jungle for the full story on Benson's suspension.

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