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LeCharles Bentley sues Browns over staph infection

By Nate Ulrich Published: July 22, 2010

Another former Browns player is suing the team because of a staph infection, according to a report from

This time it's former offensive lineman LeCharles Bentley, a Cleveland native and Ohio State product.

In 2006, Bentley tore a patellar tendon in his left knee during his first day of training camp with the Browns.  He later had surgery, and his leg became infected. Bentley's attorney, Shannon Polk, said the Browns' training facility was unsanitary, and her client almost died from the infection he got there.

The lawsuit was filed in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court on Thursday, according to court records.

Former Browns receiver Joe Jurevicius, another Cleveland area native, filed a similar suit against the Browns after his career was ended because of a staph infection. Jurevicius' case was settled in June.


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