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RuthlessBurgher
06-26-2009, 03:14 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4290038


Updated: June 26, 2009, 2:11 PM ET
Jurevicius sues Browns over staph
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- Former Cleveland Browns receiver Joe Jurevicius is suing the team and the Cleveland Clinic, accusing doctors of negligence over a staph infection in his right knee that kept him off the field last year.

Shannon Polk, an attorney for Jurevicius, said the lawsuit was filed Friday in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. It alleges that team physicians failed to warn Jurevicius that therapy equipment was not always cleaned at the team's training facility.

Jurevicius has said he contracted staph following arthroscopic surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in January 2008.

Messages seeking comment were left Friday for a Browns spokesman and the Cleveland Clinic.

Jurevicius was released by the Browns in March.

Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press

Jigawatts
06-26-2009, 03:42 PM
Greedy, aren't we Joe?

You should be thanking your lucky stars that they released you.

Ungrateful bastage. :lol:

papillon
06-26-2009, 03:58 PM
Greedy, aren't we Joe?

You should be thanking your lucky stars that they released you.

Ungrateful bastage. :lol:

:Bow :Bow :Bow

:P

Pappy

fezziwig
06-26-2009, 04:40 PM
Sounds like he has a problem with the Cleveland Clinic and not the Browns.

AngryAsian
06-26-2009, 06:44 PM
"Ahh, Joe... that's not a bar of soap in the therapy whirlpool....
and more than likely its not a staph infection... more like E.Coli." :lol: :lol: :lol:


http://dontclickthis.whatingods.name/enormous-turd.jpg

eniparadoxgma
06-26-2009, 07:33 PM
Now that's just wrong, Asian. :shock:

Didn't Soulja Boy Suck 'em also get screwed over by the Turds' medical staff? This is when you know you're playing for a first class organization...

fezziwig
06-26-2009, 10:14 PM
Asian, that brown sure is bowl material. Thats the only bowl the Browns will reach.

SanAntonioSteelerFan
06-27-2009, 09:27 AM
Sounds like he has a problem with the Cleveland Clinic and not the Browns.

I'm guessing he went in the whirlpool or something before he healed over, and is claiming he wouldn't have gotten infected if the Browns had fulfilled some real or imagined obligation.

Not a good idea to go in a whirlpool with an open wound, in general. All kinds of nasty germs in those things!

buckeyehoppy
06-27-2009, 10:51 AM
Now that's just wrong, Asian. :shock:

Didn't Soulja Boy Suck 'em also get screwed over by the Turds' medical staff? This is when you know you're playing for a first class organization...

Asian...dude...you can row to China straddling that thing :shock:

"First Class Organization" and the Cleveland Clowns...two things that have never been introduced. Speaks volumes when when a guy's boyhood "heroes" and former emplowers turn out to be a bunch of scumbags. More ammo for the Clowns Karma!

Jooser
06-27-2009, 11:13 AM
"Ahh, Joe... that's not a bar of soap in the therapy whirlpool....
and more than likely its not a staph infection... more like E.Coli." :lol: :lol: :lol:


http://dontclickthis.whatingods.name/enormous-turd.jpg


http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p262/jooser73/throwupsmiley-1.gif

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k270/jenni3kat/thdisgusting.jpg

AngryAsian
06-27-2009, 12:19 PM
"Ahh, Joe... that's not a bar of soap in the therapy whirlpool....
and more than likely its not a staph infection... more like E.Coli." :lol: :lol: :lol:


http://dontclickthis.whatingods.name/enormous-turd.jpg


http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p262/jooser73/throwupsmiley-1.gif

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k270/jenni3kat/thdisgusting.jpg



c'mon guys... what else could you expect from the Browns locker room.

buckeyehoppy
06-27-2009, 02:51 PM
"Ahh, Joe... that's not a bar of soap in the therapy whirlpool....
and more than likely its not a staph infection... more like E.Coli." :lol: :lol: :lol:


http://dontclickthis.whatingods.name/enormous-turd.jpg


http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p262/jooser73/throwupsmiley-1.gif

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k270/jenni3kat/thdisgusting.jpg



c'mon guys... what else could you expect from the Browns locker room.

That must be from Shaun Rogers after his 4th trip to the "Training Table"!

Djfan
06-27-2009, 03:08 PM
Asian.

Dude.

I mean...

Dude.

Jooser
06-28-2009, 07:04 AM
"Ahh, Joe... that's not a bar of soap in the therapy whirlpool....
and more than likely its not a staph infection... more like E.Coli." :lol: :lol: :lol:


http://dontclickthis.whatingods.name/enormous-turd.jpg


http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p262/jooser73/throwupsmiley-1.gif

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k270/jenni3kat/thdisgusting.jpg



c'mon guys... what else could you expect from the Browns locker room.

Oh I get it, that's how their helmets start out before they're fabricated.... :lol:

Jooser
06-28-2009, 07:18 AM
Browns Deny Allegations In Staph Suit
Posted by Mike Florio on June 27, 2009, 11:47 a.m.

To no surprise, the Cleveland Browns have denied the allegations made by receiver Joe Jurevicius in a lawsuit that the player filed against the team, the Cleveland Clinic, and two doctors resulting from the player’s development of a staph infection in 2008.

Attorney Fred Nance tells the Cleveland Plain Dealer that the Browns “deny the allegations and will vigorously defend against them.”

(Nance, coincidentally, was one of the finalists for the position of NFL Commissioner in 2006.)

“The Browns are reviewing the allegations of the complaint,” Nance added. “We are very comfortable that the practices and equipment at the Browns training facility are and have been fully compliant with all NFL requirements and sound customary practices for training facilities. In fact, an independent professional review earlier this year concluded that the Browns had taken appropriate steps to prevent MRSA infections at their facilities.”

But, obviously, the Browns — or someone else connected to Jurevicius — didn’t do enough.

Said attorney Shannon Polk, who is representing Jurevicius: “The Browns held their training facility out as a world-class place for care and treatment and extended it to their players and others like a hospital. Joe could’ve gone anywhere to rehab after his off-season surgery. He chose to accept care and treatment from the Browns’ staff and the Cleveland Clinic physicians because he trusted and believed what he was told about the staph problem. It turns out he shouldn’t have.”

Added Jurevicius, via Polk: “I wanted to play out my career for my hometown team. I hate that it all came down to this, especially over something preventable. But this problem goes beyond me — it touches every player who trusts what they are told about the care they are being offered.”

That’s the real issue here. Regardless of why or how it happened to Jurevicius or any other Browns player, the reality is that it happened. And that it shouldn’t have happened. And that it kept happening. And that nothing the Browns or the Cleveland Clinic did could seem to keep it from continuing to happen.

Apart from the transfer of wealth that often occurs within the confines of the civil justice system, the impact of litigation on an organization’s balance sheet creates the clearest possible incentive to identify the causes of a problem and to fix them, once and for all.

Morals and ethics and mission statements only go so far; nothing creates a genuine sense of urgency than an actual or perceived run on a company’s bank.

So regardless of how the lawsuit filed by Jurevicius turns out, the fact that it was filed at all could go a long way toward protecting current and future members of the Browns organization from contracting an illness that indeed is, to a large degree, preventable.


http://www.profootballtalk.com/category/rumor-mill/

No word yet on if they deny that sh*t that A posted was actually at their facility. :lol: