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Browns | Have been sued by LeCharles Bentley

Thu, 22 Jul 2010 10:04:58 -0700

The Cleveland Browns are being sued by former NFL OL LeCharles Bentley claiming fraud and negligent misrepresentation against the Browns involving when he got a staph infection while rehabbing from knee surgery at the team's facility, according to AOL FanHouse's Pat McManamon. "The Browns convinced LeCharles to rehab at their facility," Bentley's attorney, Shannon Polk, said. "Nothing required him to do it (there). 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." The suit is asking for more than $25,000 in damages.

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Rams | Bentley visits

Mon, 25 Aug 2008 17:39:32 -0700

Nick Wagoner, of StLouisRams.com, reports the St. Louis Rams met with free-agent C LeCharles Bentley (Browns) Monday, Aug. 25.

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Lions | Bentley visits

Tue, 12 Aug 2008 15:11:01 -0700

Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com, reports the Detroit Lions met with free-agent C LeCharles Bentley (Browns) Tuesday, Aug. 12.

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NFL | Interest in L. Bentley?

Mon, 14 Jul 2008 07:45:40 -0700

Tony Grossi, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports free-agent C LeCharles Bentley (Browns) has received interest from teams around the NFL despite being released by the Cleveland Browns over four weeks ago. "We're sifting through different offers, taking our time and going from there," agent Jonathan Feinsod said. Feinsod would not comment on whether Bentley has visited any teams to this point.

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Dolphins | Team showing interest in Bentley

Sun, 15 Jun 2008 21:47:49 -0700

Barry Jackson, of the Miami Herald, reports the Miami Dolphins have expressed interest in free-agent C LeCharles Bentley (Browns).

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Vikings | Team interested in Bentley?

Sat, 14 Jun 2008 06:39:16 -0700

Judd Zulgad, of the Star Tribune, reports the Minnesota Vikings could be interested in free-agent C LeCharles Bentley (Browns) due to C Matt Birk entering the final year of his contract. However, the team has liked what it has seen from sixth-round draft pick C John Sullivan and also has a few other candidates to play the position if Birk leaves after the 2008 campaign.

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Browns | Bentley's contract terminated

Wed, 11 Jun 2008 14:31:47 -0700

Updating a previous report, The Cleveland Browns announced the team terminated the contract of C LeCharles Bentley Wednesday, June 11.

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Browns | Bentley asks for release

Wed, 11 Jun 2008 11:22:33 -0700

Mary Kay Cabot, of The Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns C LeCharles Bentley (knee) asked for his release from the team Wednesday, June 11, and was granted his request, according to his agent Jonathan Feinsod.

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Browns | Bentley misses practice Wednesday

Wed, 11 Jun 2008 10:22:52 -0700

Tony Grossi, of The Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns C LeCharles Bentley missed a team meeting and the team's practice Wednesday, June 11. Head coach Romeo Crennel said he did not know the reason for Bentley missing the team's practice.

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Browns | Bentley would have been gone if he failed test Monday

Tue, 10 Jun 2008 21:21:29 -0700

Tony Grossi, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns C LeCharles Bentley (knee) had to run 20 40-yard dashes within pre-set time limits Monday, June 9, to prove to Browns coaches and general manager Phil Savage that his knee could withstand the same rigorous test required of all players. Savage gave the thumbs-up sign after Bentley ran 10 of them. Savage said Bentley's career with the team would have been over if he had not passed.

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Browns | Bentley practicing Tuesday

Tue, 10 Jun 2008 09:20:44 -0700

Updating a previous report, Tracy Boulian, of The Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns C LeCharles Bentley is practicing with the team Tuesday, June 10.

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Browns | Bentley to rejoin team

Tue, 10 Jun 2008 07:35:38 -0700

James Walker, of ESPN.com, reports the Cleveland Browns announced Tuesday, June 10, that C LeCharles Bentley (knee) has passed his physical and will rejoin the team. Two major surgeries in the past two years have kept Bentley off the field after signing a six-year, $36 million contract in 2006.

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Browns | Bentley needs to pass physical, get cleared to play by surgeon

Mon, 26 May 2008 06:28:36 -0700

Terry Pluto, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns C LeCharles Bentley (knee) still needs his surgeon to clear him to play, and then he needs to pass the team's physical. He is skipping OTAs to continue working on his knee with a personal trainer.

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Browns | Bentley could provide depth

Thu, 15 May 2008 09:32:12 -0700

James Walker, of ESPN.com, reports Cleveland Browns C LeCharles Bentley could provide depth for the team at center or offensive guard.

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Browns | Bentley expected to make comeback in June

Wed, 14 May 2008 13:27:50 -0700

James Walker, of ESPN.com, reports Cleveland Browns head coach Romeo Crennel said C LeCharles Bentley (knee) is expected to make his comeback at the team's minicamp in June.

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Browns | Bentley may compete for starting job

Tue, 13 May 2008 16:24:02 -0700

Jeff Walcoff, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports Cleveland Browns C LeCharles Bentley, who has missed the past two seasons due to knee injury, may compete for a starting job on the offensive line.

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Browns | Bentley continues to train

Mon, 17 Mar 2008 14:06:46 -0700

Mary Kay Cabot, of The Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns C LeCharles Bentley (knee) will continue to train in Arizona, despite the fact the Cleveland Browns will be training in Ohio. "LeCharles will be staying in Arizona and continuing the program he's on out there," said his agent Jonathan Feinsod. "The Browns are fully on board with it." Bentley is recovering from a torn left patella tendon he suffered in July of 2006.

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Browns | Team says Bentley will not play this season

Tue, 06 Nov 2007 18:16:34 -0800

The Associated Press reports the Cleveland Browns said Browns C LeCharles Bentley will remain on the Physically Unable to Perform list, meaning he will not be eligible to practice or play for the rest of the season. Browns general manager Phil Savage said, "As we've said all along, we want to give LeCharles the best opportunity for a successful return. It is our belief that allowing him to continue his rehabilitation in preparation for 2008 training camp is the best way to do that."

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Browns | Team must decide on Bentley Tuesday

Mon, 05 Nov 2007 14:21:33 -0800

Scott Petrak, of The Medina County Gazette, reports the Cleveland Browns have until Tuesday, Nov. 6, to decide on the roster status of C LeCharles Bentley (knee), who is currently on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

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Browns | Team will not make a decision on Bentley until Monday

Thu, 01 Nov 2007 16:04:12 -0700

Steve King, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports Cleveland Browns head coach Romeo Crennel said the team will not make a decision on C LeCharles Bentley (knee) until Monday, Nov. 5.

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Browns | Bentley's 2007 fate still uncertain

Fri, 26 Oct 2007 09:11:21 -0700

Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports the Cleveland Browns will likely wait until the Nov. 6 deadline before determining whether C LeCharles Bentley (knee) will play at all this season. Bentley remains on the league's physically unable to perform list but must resume practicing by Nov. 6 if he is to return to action this season. "I think at this point, it remains to be seen whether he is going to be cleared to practice or not," general manager Phil Savage said. "What I've said all the way through, (is that) we want to maximize the chance for LeCharles to have a successful return. If that means using up every minute, all the way up until the last minute, it might be."

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Browns | Bentley may practice this week

Mon, 22 Oct 2007 10:26:28 -0700

Scott Petrak, of The Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns C LeCharles Bentley (knee) may be able to practice this week. Head coach Romeo Crennel said he is evaluating Bentley.

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Browns | Bentley injury update

Mon, 15 Oct 2007 10:33:34 -0700

Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns C LeCharles Bentley (knee) is eligible to come off the Physically Unable to Perform list this week, however head coach Romeo Crennel said they will probably wait at least another week.

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Browns | Bentley injury update

Fri, 05 Oct 2007 11:14:23 -0700

Tony Grossi, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns C LeCharles Bentley's (knee) recovery from multiple knee surgeries is proceeding so well that he may play at some point this season.

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Browns | Bentley placed on PUP

Tue, 28 Aug 2007 10:37:09 -0700

The Cleveland Browns announced Tuesday, Aug. 28, that they have placed C LeCharles Bentley (knee) on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

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Browns | Team to make decision on Bentley around Sept. 1

Sun, 26 Aug 2007 13:22:40 -0700

Mary Kay Cabot, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns general manager Phil Savage said C LeCharles Bentley (knee) has been working out for the past week and the team will make a decision on him near the final cut-down day Saturday, Sept. 1. Bentley can be placed on Injured Reserve, be placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list and miss six weeks, or make the active roster.

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Browns | Bentley rehabbing at training camp

Wed, 22 Aug 2007 13:38:23 -0700

Mary Kay Cabot, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns C LeCharles Bentley (knee) has been rehabbing his injured knee mostly at the team's training camp site in Berea, Ohio and not with his own personal trainer.

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Browns | Bentley will likely undergo physical in a few weeks

Mon, 13 Aug 2007 15:03:43 -0700

The Associated Press reports Cleveland Browns C LeCharles Bentley (knee) will likely undergo a physical at the end of the month to see if he is ready to practice with the team.

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Browns | Bentley said he almost lost his leg

Mon, 13 Aug 2007 15:03:09 -0700

The Associated Press reports Cleveland Browns C LeCharles Bentley (knee) said there was a time that doctors considered amputating his leg because of the infection in his knee.

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Browns | Doctor considered doing a fifth surgery on Bentley

Mon, 13 Aug 2007 15:02:07 -0700

The Associated Press reports Dr. Russell Warren considered doing a fifth surgery on the knee Cleveland Browns C LeCharles Bentley (knee) in June, but decided against it after seeing the improvement in his knee.

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Browns | Bentley stopped going to clinic after surgeries

Mon, 13 Aug 2007 15:01:32 -0700

The Associated Press reports Cleveland Browns C LeCharles Bentley (knee) stopped going to the Cleveland Clinic, where he had his first three surgeries, after two outside surgeons told him he immediately needed a fourth surgery on his knee because it as infected. After his third surgery, the doctors at the Cleveland Clinic released Bentley with a small incision that was leaking fluid. In a statement, the clinic said the doctors thought the incision could have closed on its own or it may have needed surgery after Bentley healed more. The clinic said it concurred with the outside doctors and recommended to Bentley to continue rehabbing his knee and wait to see if he needed an additional surgery. After his fourth surgery, Bentley went to University Hospitals of Cleveland for follow-up treatments.

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Browns | Bentley injury update

Tue, 07 Aug 2007 09:44:22 -0700

Patrick McManamon, of the Akron Beacon Journal, reports Cleveland Browns C LeCharles Bentley (knee) says his injured knee is about 70 percent healthy. "I would guesstimate in the high 60s, maybe 70 percent right now," Bentley said. "That 30 percent is a big 30 percent, but I'll never be 100 percent and I'm not expecting it to be. If I can get it in the 90s, that's good enough."

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Browns | Bentley to continue recovering

Fri, 27 Jul 2007 14:22:27 -0700

Patrick McManamon, of the Akron Beacon Journal, reports Cleveland Browns C LeCharles Bentley (knee) will have another month of rest before the team decides if he's ready to resume practicing. General manager Phil Savage said Bentley will spend the next month rehabbing his knee while sitting in on meetings that take place during training camp.

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Browns | Bentley to be placed on PUP list

Thu, 26 Jul 2007 11:26:23 -0700

Tony Grossi, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns C LeCharles Bentley (knee) will be placed on the physically-unable-to-perform list.

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Browns | Bentley cleared to practice

Mon, 23 Jul 2007 10:45:36 -0700

Mary Kay Cabot, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns C LeCharles Bentley (knee) passed a physical Monday, July 23, in New York and has been cleared by his surgeon to resume football. "I'm excited," Bentley said. "It's the next step toward getting back on the field."

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Browns | Bentley to undergo physical Monday

Sat, 21 Jul 2007 07:39:23 -0700

Mary Kay Cabot, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns C LeCharles Bentley (knee) will undergo a physical in New York Monday, July 23. If Bentley passes the physical, he will then likely have to pass a team physical, followed by a third exam. Should Bentley pass those, he will report for the start of training camp Friday, July 27.

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Browns | Bentley had multiple surgeries in the past 11 months

Sun, 01 Jul 2007 10:25:32 -0700

Mary Kay Cabot, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns C LeCharles Bentley (knee) underwent four surgeries on his knee in the past 11 months. Previously, it had been reported Bentley only had two surgeries. Bentley had his first surgery after he tore the patella tendon in his left knee. The other three surgeries were to clean out a staph infection in his knee that threatened both his career and his life. The last surgery also involved taking out a part of his tendon that was damaged by the infection.

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Browns | Bentley will try to play this season

Sun, 01 Jul 2007 10:12:59 -0700

Mary Kay Cabot, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns C LeCharles Bentley (knee) said he is going to try and play this season. "I've been fortunate enough to have worked myself into a position to even think about playing football again. In spite of some major hurdles, I've been truly blessed all along the way to the point where I might possibly play this year," said Bentley. Bentley plans to work out on his own at the start of training camp and then start with position drills when he feels comfortable. Bentley's goal is to play in the Browns' home opener Sept. 9.

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Browns | No surgery for Bentley yet

Tue, 05 Jun 2007 21:51:22 -0700

Jeff Walcoff, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports Cleveland Browns C LeCharles Bentley (knee) will not have additional surgery on his knee at this time and will continue his rehab program, according to general manager Phil Savage. Bentley's choice to not have surgery leaves a remote chance he could rejoin the club during the 2007 season. "It's probably a good sign he's not having the surgery. It probably shows there's some progress there. We're just pushing it off another few weeks to declare one way or the other for the 2007 season," Savage said. The team will receive addition word on Bentley's condition within the next three to four weeks. At the time, he will decide on whether or not he plans to have another procedure.

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Browns | Bentley may have surgery next month

Fri, 18 May 2007 09:16:50 -0700

Mary Kay Cabot, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns C LeCharles Bentley (knee) is scheduled for another surgery on his patella tendon June 4. The surgery would keep Bentley out for all of 2007.

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Browns | Another surgery for Bentley?

Mon, 07 May 2007 08:28:57 -0700

Mary Kay Cabot, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns C LeCharles Bentley (knee) is still contemplating having another surgery. Bentley will not be available for organized team activities or minicamp.

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Browns | Bentley to stay on roster this year

Tue, 20 Feb 2007 14:03:50 -0800

The Associated Press reports the Cleveland Browns general manager Phil Savage will keep C LeCharles Bentley (knee) on the team's roster next season and reassess his future with the team after the 2007 season.

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Browns | Bentley may need additional surgery

Tue, 20 Feb 2007 13:46:14 -0800

The Associated Press reports Cleveland Browns C LeCharles Bentley (knee) will likely undergo additional surgery on his injured knee that will rule him out for next season and possibly his career.

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Browns | Team dealing with staph infection outbreak

Sat, 28 Oct 2006 08:00:22 -0700

Marla Ridenour, of the Akron Beacon Journal, reports the Cleveland Browns have called an infection control team twice in the past year to inspect and clean the team's training facility in order to determine the cause of a staph infection outbreak. WR Braylon Edwards, TE Kellen Winslow Jr., FS Brian Russell and C LeCharles Bentley have recently been stricken with the infection.

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Browns | Bentley injury update

Sat, 28 Oct 2006 07:43:45 -0700

Mary Kay Cabot, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns general manager Phil Savage confirmed Friday, Oct. 27, C LeCharles Bentley (knee, staph infection) was recently hospitalized for a staph infection. Bentley suffered the infection shortly after undergoing surgery to repair a torn patellar tendon July 28. Bentley was reportedly hospitalized for up to five weeks and lost almost 20 pounds. Savage believes the infection will not be a huge setback in Bentley's rehabilitation. "When you have a patellar tear, it takes a while before you can really become aggressive with the rehab," Savage said. "He's making progress and doing quite well. I think we'll have a better idea in February."

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Browns | Savage will update Bentley's condition Friday

Tue, 24 Oct 2006 20:03:43 -0700

Patrick McManamon, of the Akron Beacon Journal, reports Cleveland Browns general manager Phil Savage will update C LeCharles Bentley's (knee, staph infection) condition Friday, Oct. 27. Bentley was hospitalized recently with a staph infection and apparently Bentley's situation was serious.

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Browns | Bentley injury update

Sat, 21 Oct 2006 07:47:29 -0700

Mary Kay Cabot, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns C LeCharles Bentley (knee) is progressing slowly in his rehabilitation from knee surgery and may not be ready for the start of next season, according to head coach Romeo Crennel.

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Browns | Bentley injury update

Fri, 15 Sep 2006 10:03:41 -0700

Tony Grossi, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns C LeCharles Bentley (knee) is progressing slowly in his rehabilitation from knee surgery. Bentley continues to walk with crutches.

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Browns | Source claims a trade for Fraley unlikely

Sat, 12 Aug 2006 21:19:02 -0700

Patrick McManamon, of the Akron Beacon Journal, reports the Cleveland Browns are highly unlikely to acquire Philadelphia Eagles C Hank Fraley in a trade, according to a source. The Eagles supposedly had a wink-wink agreement with Brown C LeCharles Bentley (knee) during the offseason, but the Browns swooped in and stole Bentley. While issues like these don't always create bad feelings between teams, it appears in this case the issue will get in the way of a trade.

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Browns | Bentley confident about return

Wed, 02 Aug 2006 14:17:36 -0700

Jeff Walcoff, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports Cleveland Browns C LeCharles Bentley (knee) said he is confident he will make a full recovery from his season-ending torn patellar tendon injury and play in 2007. "There is zero doubt in my mind that I will make a complete recovery and be able to play again," Bentley said. "I know this is going to end up being a blessing for me. I'm going to end up being a better player having gone through this process. I'm really excited about it." Bentley has started the rehabilitation process, spending time working on his range of motion in his knee, which he said is a little more than 45 degrees. Bentley added that he has not received a timetable on his return, but he said he would return for the start of the 2007 season.

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