Cincinnati Bengals running back Cedric Benson's three-game ban for violating the National Football League's (NFL) personal conduct policy has been reduced to one game, the league said on Tuesday.

Benson, who has played all season while his suspension was under appeal, will miss his team's October 30 game at Seattle without pay and be eligible to return to the active roster the next day, the league said in a statement.

The running back was arrested in July and charged with misdemeanor assault. He filed a grievance arguing that he did not violate the NFL's personal conduct policy since owners had locked out players and he was not employed by any team.

Benson has rushed for 458 yards and two touchdowns in five games this season for the Bengals, who are 4-2 entering their bye week.