Ohio appeals court rules in favor of LeCharles 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.

14 responses to “Ohio appeals court rules in favor of LeCharles Bentley

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

    Cheers, BostonTim

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

  4. 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. 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. 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.

  7. “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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