Green Bay Packers running back Cedric Benson is currently on the injured reserve list after he suffered a Lisfranc fracture in his left foot in the team’s 30-27 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Oct. 7. However, Benson has stayed active by playing gigs using the handle “DJ World Peace” around the Austin, Texas area.
Benson grew up in Midland, Texas and attended the University of Texas at Austin. He still currently resides in the Austin area, which explains why he is also performing various gigs around the city. Benson has apparently stuck mostly to performing in night clubs with his last show coming at The Madison on Nov. 11. However, “DJ World Peace” was also featured at the Yellow Rose gentlemen’s club in Austin on Nov. 6. Benson was there to DJ the Pre-Formula 1 Race Day Celebration.
Even though what Benson does in his free time is none of the Packers business as long as it is legal, I have to imagine the organization was not happy once they found out their starting running back was spinning turn tables at a strip club.
Benson is eligible to return to the starting lineup in two weeks during Green Bay’s Week 14 showdown with the Detroit Lions on Sunday Night Football. However, the Packers were recently informed that Benson could still undergo surgery, which would force him to miss the rest of the season. League rules state that a player on injured reserve can return to practice in six weeks, but cannot suit up for a game until eight weeks have passed.
In five games this season, Benson has 71 rushing attempts for 248 yards and one touchdown. If the 29-year-old is unable to return this season it is unclear what his future in the NFL holds as several teams passed on signing him this past summer. On the other hand, at least Benson has a prominent career as “DJ World Peace”.
For anyone in the Austin, Texas area looking for a DJ, make sure to check out Benson’s site here.
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