Ohio Supreme Court Rules in Favor of LeCharles Bentley in Suit Against Browns (Updated)

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Seen here during his 11 minutes with the Browns.
  • Seen here during his 11 minutes with the Browns.

Update II: LeCharles Bentley has settled his lawsuit against the Cleveland Browns stemming from the staph infection he suffered following a knee injury back in 2006. And it was all solved by a face-to-face meeting between Bentley and Randy Lerner back in June, and there's some good for the community in this agreement, not just a check for Bentley.

Via Fox Sports Ohio:

“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."

Good on both guys for this.


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