Packers' Benson ordered to appear in court after his dogs found 'chewing' on neighbor's livestock

CREATED Jan. 23, 2013

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  • Green Bay Packers #32 Cedric Benson didn't dress for the game but was on the bench talking with other players during the game. Aduring the pre-season NFL football game at Lambeau Field, Thursday, August 16, 2012 in Green Bay Wisconsin. Journal Sentinel photo by Rick Wood/RWOOD@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MARIBEL - The Packers' Cedric Benson is due in court two times in the next month for two separate incidents of Animals Running at Large.

The first incident took place on Dec. 20, 2012, and the second incident occurred on Jan. 13, 2013.

According to the complaint taken during the second incident, Benson's girlfriend showed up that afternoon to ask if they had seen the dogs.

"When the [neighbor's] son went into the barn he found the two dogs chewing on the legs of the live calves," said the complaint. "He was able to get the dogs off the calves and contact [Benson] where he came and retrieved his dogs."

Benson's two rottweiler dogs reportedly "bit 17 of 19 calves" at his neighbor's farm.

Benson said he had built a fence for the dogs but they managed to escape. 

Each charge holds a bond of $200.50. Benson is due in court for the two incidents on Feb. 20 and Feb. 13.