"I'm playing this week. I know I am," Benson said Wednesday, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. "We had a good meeting yesterday. I had a lot of facts to back us and now we'll hope for the best outcome and see what happens."
Benson was in New York on Tuesday to appeal his suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy. Benson was arrested in the offseason, during a league-imposed lockout, on assault charges. Benson contends he should not be punished for events that happened during the lockout.
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said Tuesday that there is no timetable for a decision on Benson's appeal.