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Cedric Benson released from Texas jail

Updated: September 3, 2011, 7:37 PM ET
Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas -- Cincinnati Bengals running back Cedric Benson has been released from a Texas jail after serving five days of a 20-day sentence for misdemeanor assault.

Benson's attorney Sam Bassett says the 28-year-old Benson earned time off his sentence by doing work mopping floors and helping paint crews. State law also allows inmates to begin earning time off as soon as they enter jail.

Benson pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor assault charges on Monday in Austin. He was arrested ...

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