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Jurevicius Filed a Lawsuit against the Cleveland Browns

Written by Andrew Scofield   
Monday, 29 June 2009 21:40

Joe Jurevicius - Lawsuit against the BrownsAfter being forced to not play for an infection in one knee, the veteran receiver Joe Jurevicius open filed a lawsuit against the Browns and the Cleveland Clinic, responsible for the infection.

He was forced to retired.

Jurevicius, who years ago confessed fans of the Cleveland Browns desede his childhood when he attended all his games, he claims that the club failed to Guides hygiene in their training facilities and blamed the doctors and Richard Anthony Miniaci Figl of negligence leading to staphylococcus infection in his right knee, which prevented him from playing in the 2008 season and led the Browns to cut it and the consequent withdrawal of virtually the slatted.

Although currently it is still considered free agent, the player 34 years old alleged in its complaint that "perhaps never again be able to play professional football again."

A lawyer working for the Browns, Fred Nance, said last Friday that the directive revised the demand, but said that the team's facilities meet the requirements of the NFL.

However, a study conducted by doctors of the 32 teams in the league, found that during the period 2006 to 2008, Cleveland had six players with at least some kind of infection caused by staphylococcus among 33 cases detected.

Jurevicius said he contracted the infection after having undergone arthroscopic surgery at Cleveland Clinic in January 2008.

The lack of activity and the arrival of the new head coach Eric Mangini to Cleveland from reaching a new agreement to continue in the team.

He had 40 seasons and caught 50 passes in 2006 and 2007 respectively, however, to undergo a relatively simple procedure to perform a clean scar contracted the infection, which worsened his injury and was forced to run six more times.

Jurevicius played for the New York Giants, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Seattle Seahawks and Cleveland Browns, accumulated 323 receptions in 11 seasons for 4.119 yards and 29 touchdowns.

 
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