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LeCharles Bentley Settles Lawsuit Vs the Browns

LeCharles Bentley sued the Browns charging he got a staph infection at the team’s facility while rehabbing from 2006 knee surgery.

Pat McManamon of FOXSportsOhio reports Bentley has settled his lawsuit against the Browns.

Details of the settlement are confidential, but after months of contentious fights that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, Bentley and soon-to-be former owner Randy Lerner worked out an agreement on their own.

“These last six years have been the most trying time of my life, but now that it is over I can honestly say I am a better man for having gone through it,” Bentley said in a statement Monday night. “Randy Lerner and I – two men born and raised in Cleveland – were able to sit down face to face back in June and come to an agreement that was fair.”

The only part of the agreement that was announced is a scholarship program at St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland. Bentley asked and Lerner agreed that the Browns fund six scholarships for underprivileged kids at Bentley’s alma mater. The scholarship program will continue for 20 years.

“One hundred and twenty young men will be blessed with a scholarship to attend one of the most academically and athletically rigorous schools in the country,” Bentley said. “(To) a school that not only provides a great education, but also molds boys into responsible men. This is another example of the good things the Lerner family does for this city that nobody ever hears about.”


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