A day after two grand juries in Austin, Texas, cleared former Bears' first-round draft pick Cedric Benson of all charges from his two alcohol-related arrests this spring, he released a statement through attorney David Cornwell:
"I appeared before two grand juries yesterday and finally got the chance to tell my side of the story," Benson said. "I am grateful that the grand jurors agreed that I did not commit any crimes.
"This ordeal is finally behind me, but I will use the experience to continue to grow as a person and as a professional football player."
That was it.
It will be interesting to see if Benson gets a little more action now that his legal woes are behind him. He's probably on some emergency lists around the league for teams that would consider him if injuries mount.
Now, he might move up some of those lists and get a legitimate look somewhere.
UPDATED: Benson's attorney Sam Bassett reports that Austin judge Elisabeth Earle signed an order this morning removing the requirement of a breath-monitoring lock on his vehicle.