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.