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Former WR Jurevicius Sues the Browns



As a kid, Joe Jurevicius grew up rooting for the Browns.

As an adult, Jurevicius got a chance to play for them.

And now the arc is complete. He’s suing the team for giving him a staph infection.

According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Jurevicius has filed a civil lawsuit in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. The defendants are the Browns, the Cleveland Clinic, former team physician Dr. Anthony Miniaci, and current team physician Dr. Richard Figler.

Jurevicius, per Cabot, claims that the defendants committed negligence and fraud, resulting in the staph infection that possibly has ended his football career.

Specifically, the complaint contends that the Browns and their doctors failed to warn Jurevicius that sterile techniques were not at all times used at the team’s training facility, that therapy devices used by multiple players were not properly maintained and/or cleaned, and that “community equipment” and “frequently used surfaces” were not properly cleaned.

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3 Responses to “Former WR Jurevicius Sues the Browns”

  1. Logan says:

    Go JOe! seriously eff those basterds for giving every big free ageny we signed or big name guy we drafted a staph infection, ya know if every team in the league had it like us I would not point fingers and say he is bitching but come on…………something was up in the cleveland clinic……….go joe sue those greedy basterds….

  2. Dan B. says:

    What a shame that JJ is gone. It is hard to believe that a world renown place such as the Cleveland Clinic was having such problems, but the facts are the facts when it came to the affected players. I don’t blame Joe, that cost him last season and most likely his career.

    Staph is a problem everywhere, it is a leader in deaths at hospitals everywhere, that is how dangerous it is. I believe other teams jave the same issues, just not as many and they keep it quiet, ie. Peyton Manning.

    The Browns should have done more to find the source and fix it after Lecharles was almost killed, but we all know that our ownership is not the smartest bunch. Maybe if it was affecting RL’s soccer team something would have been done sooner.

    Get off your duffs RL and take care of the man, it is the right thing to do!

  3. Clayton says:

    I don’t understand the fraud allegation – it must be wrongly reported. But it may very well amount to negligence depending on whether JJ can prove that the Browns fell below a reasonable standard of care expected of NFL teams generally in combatting staph infections.

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