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Benn follows through on promise to mom

Former Illini Arrelious Benn announced Monday he is beginning the process of finishing his degree. Benn plays for the Philadelphia Eagles, but he is our for the season with a torn ACL. Benn will use his free time to graduate from the U of I. When Benn left Illinois after his junior year, he promised his mom Denise that he would graduate. At that point Benn was 20 credit hours short of that degree.
CHAMPAIGN -- Former Illini Arrelious Benn announced Monday he is beginning the process of finishing his degree.  Benn plays for the Philadelphia Eagles, but he is our for the season with a torn ACL.  Benn will use his free time to graduate from the U of I.

When Benn left Illinois after his junior year, he promised his mom Denise that he would graduate.  At that point Benn was 20 credit hours short of that degree.
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