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ALL charges against Benson dropped.

Statesman reports that BOTH of the grand juries (one dealing with the boating charge, the other with the driving charge) have found a lack of evidence against Cedric, leaving prosecutors with no choice to but to drop both cases.

For those not familiar with the legal process, this says a great deal about the weakness of the cases brought against Cedric (and perhaps speaks as much to how law enforcement handled the two incidents).  A grand jury is a pre-trial stage.  (Not to be confused with an actual jury that would sit during a trial and offer a final verdict.)  It is often joked that a prosecutor could get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich of wrong doing...it is just that easy to show probable cause and move forward to a trial. In both instances involving Cedric, the prosecution failed to establish this otherwise basic step.

http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/longhorns/entries/2008/09/25/benson_charges.html

This may open a few more doors for Cedric.

With regards to other Horns receiving some rare positive press,  ESPN has added two more items to the Vince Young saga with a little less negative light.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/columns/story?page=hotread2/merrill 

and

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3608511

And of course that third Longhorn who baffles the press (Ricky Williams), rushed for just shy of 100 yards against the Patriots last week but was overshadowed by Ronnie Brown's break out.

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