Deadspin Cedric Benson’s been on the Packers’ injured reserve list with a foot injury since early October, but he’s been staying busy during his recovery by moonlighting as a DJ around Austin, Texas. Using the moniker DJ World Peace, Benson’s appeared at a few clubs around Austin in the past month. According to DJ World Peace’s Facebook page, he last spun at The Madison on Nov. 11. Below is a flyer for a show he did on Nov. 6 at the Yellow Rose, a gentlemen’s club in the city. Although Benson is eligible to leave IR in Week 14, he might still need season-ending surgery. If that’s the case, Benson should have plenty of time to keep slinging hot tracks in Austin. For now, though, he doesn’t have anymore shows planned at the Yellow Rose. We called to check.
Why is nobody asking the most obvious question here? Does DJ World Peace have any connection to Lakers forward Metta World Peace AKA Ron Artest? I mean I’m sure they have crossed paths in the past being that both of them frequent strip clubs.
Seriously though, a bit of advice to Cedric Benson, spinning records at strip clubs in your spare time is probably not the best idea. When you sit down with coach Mike McCarthy at the end of the season I have a feeling “What the hell are you calling yourself when you are DJ-ing at strip clubs when you are supposed to be rehabbing your foot?” Might come up. I doubt the front office brass signed off on this side gig.