Clavens Charles

*TMZ has the photo of Cincinnati Bengals running back Cedric Benson’s alleged beating victim – his now ex-roommate Clavens Charles.

According to the website, Benson got into an argument last weekend in Texas over their living arrangements, when all of the sudden the NFL player allegedly punched Charles in the face.

According to the police report, Benson continued to strike Charles “with several more closed fists all over Clavens face resulting in severe injury to his face” and sending him to the hospital.

Cedric Benson

Cedric’s attorney released a statement, claiming the NFL star was provoked in the attack — and Charles was exploiting the incident as an opportunity to extort the running back.