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Former NFL player Cedric Benson killed in motorcycle crash

Posted: 12:33 PM, Aug 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-18 14:51:00-04
Former NFL player Cedric Benson killed in motorcycle crash

Former NFL player Cedric Benson died Saturday night after a motorcycle crash, according to Sports Illustrated.

Benson was 36 years old.

The crash happened at 10 p.m. Saturday in Austin, Texas. Benson and a passenger died in the crash while two other people suffered non-fatal injuries.

The cause of the crash is not known at this time.

Benson was a running back for the Chicago Bears, the Cincinnati Bengals and the Green Bay Packers.

He played college football for the Texas Longhorns at the University of Texas at Austin.

A foot injury in 2012 put Benson on injured reserve, and he did not play professional football since then.

This story was originally published on WCPO.