SAN ANTONIO, Texas, July 2011 – Tom Crosley, of The Crosley Law Firm, has been retained to represent a 27-year-old man who was the victim of an unprovoked assault by NFL running back Cedric Benson. The attack happened on July 17, 2011, around 5:00 a.m. near a downtown Austin street corner.
The attack put the victim in the hospital and left him with thousands of dollars of medical bills. There are still further medical procedures pending. Benson was arrested and charged with assault. He also faces assault charges stemming from a 2010 incident in which he is accused of punching a bartender after being asked to leave an Austin bar.
There are no plans to file a lawsuit at this time. Rather, the focus remains on getting medical attention for the victim, and cooperating with the law enforcement investigation.
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