Jurevicius suing Browns over staph
June 26, 2009 2:52 PM
Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker
There had been speculation for months -- and perhaps longer -- that someone would eventually take the Cleveland Browns to court over their staph infection problem.
It turns out former Browns receiver Joe Jurevicius was the first to take the plunge.
Jurevicius, an 11-year NFL veteran, is reportedly suing his former team for negligence over a staph infection he received in his right knee last year. He has since been released by the Browns.
Several current and former Browns have had similar health problems with staph, including Braylon Edwards, Kellen Winslow Jr., LeCharles Bentley and Brian Russell. There are approximately seven known cases of staph infections linked to the Browns in recent years.
Jurevicius is a Cleveland native and very well-respected within the Browns' family and his community. Most likely, he wouldn't have gone as far as suing a team he grew up rooting for unless Jurevicius legitimately feels his playing days were cut short by staph.
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(I seem to remember that the Clownies had busted sewer pipes in their locker room a few years ago that flooded it with raw sewage. Sounds like a good source for a staph infection.
The "Brown Stains" truly live up to their nick name. The Steelers better have all of their vaccinations up to date when we have to go there. In particular the Steelers better have their rabies vaccinations up to date. You can never tell when a sick psycho BrownStain may start biting. - mesa)