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Lawyers in Cedric Benson case spar

Updated: July 21, 2011, 10:51 AM ET
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Cedric Benson's attorneys claim in a statement released to media outlets Wednesday that the man whom the running back allegedly assaulted last weekend is threatening to agree to media interviews if they do not agree to a "settlement" meeting.

Attorneys David Cornwell and Sam Bassett, however, said "there is nothing to settle" and that Benson would be "unburdened by the threat of extortion."

The attorney for Claven Charles, the alleged victim of the assault, said he was "disheartended ...

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