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Police Report:

'Possible Loss Of Teeth'

7/18/2011 7:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Cincinnati Bengals running back Cedric Benson allegedly beat up his roommate so badly this weekend, the victim thought he was missing teeth ... this according to the police report obtained by TMZ.

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The roommate, Clavens Charles, told police he was standing on a street corner in Austin, Texas yesterday ... when "he was approached by a hostile and aggressive Benson who told Clavens they needed to talk about their problems."

According to the docs, Clavens claimed he and Benson "began to talk and argue about their living arrangements when all of the sudden Clavens was struck on the left side of his face with a closed fist thrown by Benson."

"Clavens went on to say that Benson continued to strike him with several more closed fists all over Clavens face resulting in severe injury to his face."

Clavens told police he was experiencing "severe bleeding from the mouth, possible loss of
teeth and massive swelling of the left cheek."

Benson was arrested -- and was released after posting $10k bond.  Benson has been ordered to stay at least 200 yards from Clavens.

UPDATE: A rep for the Bengals tells TMZ, "We don’t believe it’s appropriate even in normal circumstances to comment on legal matters that aren’t resolved, and the factor of the lockout prevents any direct contact with players or their attorneys."

The rep adds, " Also, just to note, Cedric is not under Bengals contract presently. His deal expired and he’s due to become a free agent when normal business resumes.”

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16.

some guy    

Ehhh... I think this is only an issue if the NFL wants its players to be role models.

I wouldn't judge the entire League by the actions of Cedric alone. I think there's alot of stand-up dudes that I admire.

Brady is kind of a role model in a way. I wouldn't mind hitting Gisele on a regular basis.

@Tom You should try this pomegranate juice I wrote about earlier. I drink it everyday. Think it could help ya.

1089 days ago
17.

No comment    

Yesterday TMZ posted it was a misdemeanor. How is causing someone to loose their teeth just a misdemeanor? I suspect his teeth didn't fall out but will have to be pulled because they have been loosened.

1089 days ago
18.

bendernet    

Why does he have a roommate? Cant he afford to live alone?

1089 days ago
19.

sean    

How the hell do you beat the living crap out of someone and get out for only a $10k bond? You do something this violent, there should be no possibility of bail.

1089 days ago
20.

Real Jorge    

Will somebody get this NFL lockout fixed! We need to get these criminals off the street. God help us all if the NBA goes on strike. We do not have a police force strong enough to contain the crime wave that would hit most major US cities. Rape, Drug Use, Drug Selling, Organized Hits, Rape (They really seem to like Rape.) IT will be Carmageddon!

1089 days ago
21.

samme21    

Why is it that all the Bengals players are always going to jail? We have a team full of convicts yay cincinnati what a team.

1089 days ago
22.

Warren    

Either Benson didn't know his roommate was gay or his gay lover did something or was about to do something Benson didn't like. Maybe the Michael Irvin's OUT interview is at the heart of the problem.

1089 days ago
23.

SiouxCityBoy    

@Drew 3 hours ago
"Why does a millionaire NFL player have a roommate?"
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Answer:
Usually for sex. Many such "roommates" are kept in the closet until the police are called. It's also possible one was "crashing" with the other pending a re-model or such of the other person's residence.

1089 days ago
24.

Joao    

OOOooOoOOOoohhhhHHhh, this is a lovers cruel.

Macho type gay men and queens can be dangerous when they're angry.

1089 days ago
25.

Joe    

When Gays attack.

1089 days ago
26.

AustinKing    

Rumors around town is the CB maybe hiding something in the Closet Door. Women normally weren't interested unless he was buying. But his game attracted only men. How can you beat an old roommate to the point where he might have lost some teeth. Thats some mad homo fight, where you damage someone else's face that looks better than yours. NFL lockout-check, No mini Camps-check, NFL players arrested-double checks, CB and his roommate lovers- check check check

1089 days ago
27.

JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

Watch the typos TMZ, it's TEEF not teeth! lol

1089 days ago
28.

Rog    

Why is no one mentioning how casuaully they wrote, the roommate was "just standing at the street corner"...huh? Who does that? For no reason? Just standing at the street corner? C'mon man!

1089 days ago
29.

Mike    

Michael Irvin's interview was right on time. Looks like we have our first athlete about to come out as gay. This is super suspect..Millionaire athlete with a male roommate?? Come on Cedric its time to come out buddy.

1089 days ago
30.

Erika    

Sounds like a lovers' quarrel to me...I/J/S

1089 days ago
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