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Bentley sues the Browns..

Come on Lecharles haven’t you robbed the Browns already? Now you want more money I hope he doesn’t win and the Browns will have to pay this man more money…

From Profootballtalk.com

“The Browns convinced LeCharles to rehab at their facility,” Polk told Tony Grossi of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.  “Nothing required him to do it.  That wasn’t part of his job.  They told him their facility was the best and that they had successfully helped others.  But they never told him about a host of unsanitary conditions there, and they never told him about the list of others who contracted staph before he chose to rehab there.

“Had the Browns disclosed that stuff to him, had they been straight with him, he would have never agreed to rehab at their training facility.  The man nearly died from the staph infection he got there.”

Bentley’s case arguably is weaker than the claim filed by Jurevicius, given that Jurevicius was the last in a line of players to contract a staph infection while playing for the Browns.  Before Bentley, there arguably hadn’t been enough staph cases to create concern of a problem.

The bigger problem for Bentley could be the applicable statute of limitations.  For fraud and negligent misrepresentation claims (counts in the complaint mentioned in Grossi’s article), the case must be filed no later than two years after the date of the alleged misconduct.

It’s possible that Bentley had decided long ago not to pursue the matter, and that he changed his mind after he saw that Jurevicius secured a settlement.  It’s possible that Polk has concocted an argument to get around any statute of limitations issues.  There’s a chance, however, that the delay will be fatal to the case.


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2 Responses to “Bentley sues the Browns..”

  1. ButchGavlen says:

    This is crap. It’s the deep pocket syndrome. It must have taken his lawyers this long to talk him into it. Look, staph is everywhere. It’s your immune system that weakens. The idea that the browns are somehow responsible is so ludicrus and out there, and just an example how someone always has to be able to be blamed. Well how about him and his hygene?
    Think that might have a little something to do with it? I hope this all comes out in the public domain, the facts and figures of sports and even hospitals incidences; they try to hide the numbers so as not damage their reps, but it’s time to bring it out in the open. I think 99 percent of people reading this article are carrying the bug; maybe 100.

  2. Lawless says:

    Since i work at a personal injury law firm, I can understand what Stephanie Polk did. She won the Joe Jurevicious case so she is going down the line. LeCharles almost lost his leg, and Joe’s career was ended. I can understand the reason for feeling like they don’t deserve it, but its not Kellen Winslow suing, its the players that got the staph infections (even multiple staph infections) that really affected their careers.

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