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Is Cincinnati Bengal Cedric Benson Serving Time For Beating His Boyfriend?

This last July, Cincinnati Bengals running back Cedric Benson faced charges of “assault causing bodily injury to a family member” for beating his “longtime roommate” Charles Clavens. One report says that Clavens and Benson clashed at 5am during a talk “about their problems,” though Benson’s lawyer accused Clavens of blackmailing Benson (though with what nobody knows).

Benson has agreed to pay Clemons an undisclosed amount and complete 30 hours of community service to get the assault charges dismissed. Has living as a closeted athlete caused Benson to blow his top?

Wait, that sounds different from what we meant.

By:           Daniel Villarreal
On:           Aug 31, 2011
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  • 14 Comments
    • Darling Nikki
      Darling Nikki

      Does that mean I can’t draft him for my Fantasy Football team this year?
      He is a Bengal. If you’re not committing some sort of felony or at least a few misdemeanors as a Bengal, then you don’t get paid.

      Aug 31, 2011 at 11:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • slanty
      slanty

      I hope not.

      Aug 31, 2011 at 11:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Travis Maguire
      Travis Maguire

      “Blow his top.” LOLS.

      Aug 31, 2011 at 1:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mr. Enemabag Jones
      Mr. Enemabag Jones

      To quote The Boys In The Band–30 year old men don’t have roommates.

      Aug 31, 2011 at 3:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Marie Cohn
      Marie Cohn

      He ain’t on the up high–he on the down low.

      Aug 31, 2011 at 5:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Danny
      Danny

      Just because some doesn’t want to carry I sign saying I’m a fag doesn’t mean he’s on the down low.

      Aug 31, 2011 at 6:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hephaestion
      Hephaestion

      Wow, he’s gorgeous! I wish him well dealing with his situation and hope he will come out for his own sanity’s sake, and may he & Clavens resolve their differences like gentlemen.

      Aug 31, 2011 at 10:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MikeE
      MikeE

      it’s a shame he sounds so troubled.
      he’s awful cute (I <3 football players).
      I hope he does get over his problems.
      and if he IS gay, I hope he comes to terms with it. He'll be so much happier for it.

      Sep 1, 2011 at 1:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the crustybastard
      the crustybastard

      @Hephaestion:

      Yeah, who could resist a domestic abuser?

      Sep 1, 2011 at 2:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Xtincta
      Xtincta

      http://stephenssportsspin.com/blog/?attachment_id=2860 Maybe you should post a picture of the victim. This looks worse than anything Chris Brown ever did to Rihanna. I guess when you beat someone less famous than you the media doesn’t care, and would much rather spend their time speculating on the abusers sexuality and less on the very serious crime of domestic violence.

      Sep 1, 2011 at 3:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tony
      Tony

      If his boyfriend tried to out him or black mail him he deserved it.

      Sep 1, 2011 at 7:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Travis Maguire
      Travis Maguire

      @Tony: Such a nice guy you are.

      Sep 1, 2011 at 8:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • chrism
      chrism

      @ Tony – there are always people who can find a reason to validate any kind of violence. Do you honestly believe that whopping somebody as badly as he did is going to STOP them from talking. Hell, I’d be on the six o’clock news if my partner every even threatened to beat me up and his career would be over.

      Sep 1, 2011 at 4:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • bodily injury
      bodily injury

      If you are a player you have to be very careful of your body. Because you don’t do body injury & have to be careful of your health……
      If you want you can get Insurance to your life Because it will useful to you when you face some happen……

      Sep 2, 2011 at 7:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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