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Ohio appeals court rules in favor of LeCharles Bentley

L. Bentley AP

Former Browns center LeCharles Bentley will be allowed to continue his lawsuit against the Browns in a county court following a decision this week by the Ohio 8th District Court of Appeals.

The Browns tried to argue that the suit was related to the collectiv bargaining agreement and that state and federal laws support arbitration over litigation.  The appeals court disagreed, upholding a previous County judge ruling.

Bentley is arguing that the Browns persuaded him to rehab at their unsanitary facility, which helped cause him to get staph infection and multiple surgeries to fix the problem.  Bentley’s attorney said his client nearly died.

Former Browns receiver Joe Jurevicius settled a similar lawsuit against the team last year.

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14 Responses to “Ohio appeals court rules in favor of LeCharles Bentley”
  1. saturn1111 says: Jul 9, 2011 12:03 PM

    “By the time you read this, LeCharles Bentley will be upheld in court.”

    What was that word that PFT used to bust out whenever Bentley experienced another woe in Cleveland? “Karma,” right? Well, it looks like what goes around comes around.

  2. bostontim says: Jul 9, 2011 12:17 PM

    As a Pat’s fan I’ve had issues with the Brown’s staph for a couple of years now.

    Cheers, BostonTim

  3. hobartbaker says: Jul 9, 2011 12:39 PM

    With the settlement, Bentley plans to become fat and obnoxious, and play golf badly. So folks will affectionately call him “Sir LeCharles”.

  4. youboettcha says: Jul 9, 2011 1:08 PM

    I bet he wishes he’d never backed out of that deal with Philadelphia in the waning hours of FA in 2006. He’d probably still be their starting Center. Who chooses the Browns over the Eagles anyway?

  5. johnabis says: Jul 9, 2011 1:37 PM

    This guy was one of most promising athletic centers in the league before he blew out his knee in training camp with the browns. Sux how you can go from one of the best to not even able to play..

  6. hookset12 says: Jul 9, 2011 1:41 PM

    That guy was a beast in New Orleans! They really missed out on a good player.

  7. kevo126 says: Jul 9, 2011 1:52 PM

    mistake by the lake…

  8. youboettcha says: Jul 9, 2011 1:59 PM

    *budding, not waning

  9. jacksaysfu says: Jul 9, 2011 2:56 PM

    Wait , the browns are still in the NFL ???

  10. howiefeltersnatch says: Jul 9, 2011 3:36 PM

    I still think he hurt the knee before that first snap in training camp that year and just went down to cover it up.

  11. oldbyrd says: Jul 9, 2011 5:49 PM

    He is a good guy. I wish him success. He might have turned out to be the best at his position ever.

  12. hendeeze says: Jul 9, 2011 8:28 PM

    I thought that was the reason they were named the Browns.

  13. rowdymon says: Jul 9, 2011 11:56 PM

    He’s a good guy who wanted to play for his hometown team and then got injured. I hope he wins, the injury and staph infection took out one hell of a player.

  14. texline1 says: Jul 10, 2011 8:31 AM

    “I bet he wishes he’d never backed out of that deal with Philadelphia in the waning hours of FA in 2006. He’d probably still be their starting Center. Who chooses the Browns over the Eagles anyway?”
    Lets see here. They have both won the same amount of super bowls (none), Philadelphia is a crime ridden dump, he’s from Cleveland, Philly fans are retarded, and their steak(?) sandwiches have to be covered with cheese to mask the dog taste( Insert Michael Vick joke here). The Browns have won 4 NFL titles, the Iggles 3. Who WOULDN’T choose The Browns over the Iggles? By the way, it’s I’ll bet, not I bet. Try an English as a second language course.

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