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UPDATE: Packers' Benson charged with animals at large, attacking livestock


MANITOWOC (WKOW) -- Green Bay Packers running back Cedric Benson has been cited for letting his dogs run loose and attack a neighbor's livestock in Manitowoc County.

A citation says Benson's two Rottweilers attacked 17 calves at his neighbor's farm in Maribel last month. A sheriff's department report says the dogs were found chewing the calves' legs and that several suffered deep wounds.

The report says Benson told deputies he had put up a fence to contain the dogs, but that they managed to escape. Benson was cited a second time Jan. 13 after someone complained the dogs were again running loose in the area.

The 'dogs at large' aren't the only citations for Benson in Manitowoc County. The 30-year-old running back has also been cited this month for driving without a valid license and going 41 mph over the speed limit.


MANITOWOC (WKOW) -- Green Bay Packers running back Cedric Benson is scheduled for two appearances in Manitowoc County Circuit Court in February, according to online records.

The Green Bay Press-Gazette reports Benson, 30, faces two ordinance violations for animals running at large on Dec. 20 and Jan. 13. He also was charged with two traffic offenses, one for speeding and one for operating without a valid driver's license. Both incidents occurred Jan. 1.

Benson is listed as living in Austin, Texas in December and in Maribel in January.

He is due in court at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 13 and again at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 20 in front of Circuit Court Commissioner Patricia Koppa.

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