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Old 06-26-2009, 12:41 PM   #1
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Default Joe Jurevicius suing Browns over staph infection.

I'm surprised this stuff doesn't happen more. You have NFL medical staffs who have a common interest - getting players on the field. I would guess shortcuts are taken all the time. In fact, I worry about the Broncos, as it pertains to stuff like this. There have been players who have made comments over the past few years about Steve Antonopoulos, and his staff.

With all the money teams put into salary, you would think it would be in their best interest to have the cream of the crop on their medical staff. I'm not sure it really happens that way.


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Jurevicius sues Browns over staph

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.
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Old 06-26-2009, 12:43 PM   #2
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Braylon Edwards got staph as well

maybe the Brown's medical staff are not doing their job properly
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Old 06-26-2009, 12:46 PM   #3
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Man, isn't this like the tenth Browns player now who got a staph infection?
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Braylon Edwards got staph as well

maybe the Brown's medical staff are not doing their job properly
Worst of all I think was LeCharles Bentley ... he got very very sick.

I think his career was actually ended by staph.
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Old 06-26-2009, 12:52 PM   #5
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This is a good place to send players you don't like much.
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yea, LeCHarles will be joining this lawsuit shortly as I'm sure Winslow will be

they definitely had a problem over tehre....and if you remember correctly Winslow was even disciplined by the team for talking about this publicly
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Old 06-26-2009, 01:01 PM   #7
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Staph is a big problem in hospitals all over the country.
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true, but when it happens to at least 4 people within a few years, there is something wrong with what they are doing in Cleveland
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Marshall wont be going to the Browns that's for sure.
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Wow, Bentley's staph was much worse than I though ... I think he might've been the first Brown to develop staph.


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LeCharles Bentley Almost Died from Staph Infection
By Larry Brown | June 13, 2008



Here’s your quick background on the Bentley. He was drafted in ‘02 and quickly became
a Pro Bowl center with the Saints. By 2006, he was one of the top free agents on the
market (Drew Brees was another), and the Browns signed him to a big deal. Given the
Browns’ luck, Bentley injured himself on the first play of practice in minicamp! Bentley
was out for the year with the knee injury, but then he developed a staph infection
that delayed his return by several months and even threatened his life
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More: http://larrybrownsports.com/football...infection/1636
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Staff is serious stuff, becuse hospitals are full of the stuff and it's resistant to most antibiotics.

I caught one that only 1 antibiotic would be effective and you had to catch it early.
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As well he should. The Browns pay millions of dollars to there players and then give them 10-cent health care.
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They had a list and the clinic the Browns use has infected something like 15 players with Staph (not "staff," Mock) the last few years. All of them pretty high profile including: Jurevicius, Bentley, Edwards, and Winslow Jr, who wasn't even getting surgery. They have a problem up there and I'm surprised the government hasn't gone in and checked anything yet.
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They had a list and the clinic the Browns use has infected something like 15 players with Staph (not "staff," Mock) the last few years. All of them pretty high profile including: Jurevicius, Bentley, Edwards, and Winslow Jr, who wasn't even getting surgery. They have a problem up there and I'm surprised the government hasn't gone in and checked anything yet.
A staff infection is when you have a bad coach on your coaching staff, and his mere presence starts to make some of the other coaches bad. David Gibbs is the most recent example that comes to mind. The fact that his dad was also on the coaching staff at the time made it even more dangerous.
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They had a list and the clinic the Browns use has infected something like 15 players with Staph (not "staff," Mock) the last few years. All of them pretty high profile including: Jurevicius, Bentley, Edwards, and Winslow Jr, who wasn't even getting surgery. They have a problem up there and I'm surprised the government hasn't gone in and checked anything yet.
Like Dom said, "staff" infection, as in bad medical "staff."

And you're right ... CDC investigates the most minor outbreaks all the time, they should at least send a staffer to check the place out.
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A staff infection is when you have a bad coach on your coaching staff, and his mere presence starts to make some of the other coaches bad. David Gibbs is the most recent example that comes to mind. The fact that his dad was also on the coaching staff at the time made it even more dangerous.
Slowik is the exact definition of STAFF infection.

not only did his suck hurt the entire team, but it made the team so bad that an eventual Hall of Fame coach was fired because of it.
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not only did his suck hurt the entire team, but it made the team so bad that an eventual Hall of Fame coach was fired because of it.
Yep, perfect example!
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The best was Slowick's son being made the secondary coach. Anyone else wonder why our secondary play degenerated after Slow left that position? Nepotism.
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The best was Slowick's son being made the secondary coach. Anyone else wonder why our secondary play degenerated after Slow left that position? Nepotism.
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Whatever. Losing Bailey and starting Marquand Manuel had nothing to do with it!
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This is where some teams really SUCK! A lot of the 32 teams in the NFL are not class organizations and cut corners everywhere to save a buck, instead of providing a world class environment for their organization.

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1. Medical staff that pays the team to be "The Official Sports Medicine provider of Worthless NFL Team." So, instead of having the best local Sports Medicine staff, the team gets the one who buys it. Then, a lot of them send their Junior staff to actually do the work and LEARN instead of sending their Top Doctors to treat these players. Now, not every team does this, but a lot more than you might think do!

This is so counterintuitive to having a competitive team with the best health and recouperative care available. However, the NFLPA is the biggest reason this sucks since they do not want a part of the 60% revenue to pay for better health care and want the teams to completely fund all Player medical expenses. Basically, NFL players want ALL the money and to pay for none of their benefits unlike the vast majority of most Americans. This will ABSOLUTELY be a source of contention in the upcoming CBA agreements.

2. Teams do not utilize technology the way they should. This is one of the biggest reasons a lot of young coaches are getting some premier Jobs in the NFL much earlier than before. Teams with older Coaching staffs are not Tech Savy enough to operate the amazing X and O's software almost every team has at their disposal. The entire playbook can be downloaded on to a players team laptap with several personal security devices that will only play once an authenticated Fingerprint and retina scan are done. Yes, every team in the NFL has this available to their players, if they are willing to pay for it.

Most kids breaking into the league would learn the playbook much faster on a Madden style program that can play every offensive look to any defensive look and personalize every play for them. Yet, only 2-3 teams are currently using this technology at all, let alone correctly. They only need to hire 3 more Staff members trained to implement this and teach their quality control assistants to input the material, yet they do not want the extra cost....

3. Teams are paring down their Coaching staffs and making it harder to get all the work done in the offseason, TC, and week to week. Teams are not as prepared as they could be, because there is only a certain amount of time in every day.

4. This does not include all kinds of other cost cutting moves that affect a team, like Firing veteran coaches for younger guys who cost less, Reducing support staff and making players and coaches work harder to get things they should not be doing done in the first place, and simply cutting payroll that does not have to do with the cap at all. Heck, feel free to add any you have heard about, this is just what I have heard and seen.
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This is where some teams really SUCK! A lot of the 32 teams in the NFL are not class organizations and cut corners everywhere to save a buck, instead of providing a world class environment for their organization.
Why should a team strive for this when the league isn't?

For example, the NFL still uses refs that are part-time employees. Most are working a full work week for somebody else, only arriving on Saturday morning to the site of the game. Insane, given what is at stake!

You lead from the top and the league is not cutting it. It is more interested in lining their coffers any way they can. Expand to Europe. Bring down the hammer on those showing games to large groups for free. Fine anyone they can. Have a hard line renegotiation of CBA, TV contracts. Protect the brand at all costs for the purpose of keeping the profit margin as high as possible. eta al.

The league should have on-sight, oversight authority on things like how a teams medical staff perform as well as base levels for training conditions. Among many other things. The league should be a model of how to effectively control certain aspects of a decentralized group of interests and it is failing miserably at it.

Can you blame the teams for following the example set by the league as a whole?
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Why should a team strive for this when the league isn't?

For example, the NFL still uses refs that are part-time employees. Most are working a full work week for somebody else, only arriving on Saturday morning to the site of the game. Insane, given what is at stake!

You lead from the top and the league is not cutting it. It is more interested in lining their coffers any way they can. Expand to Europe. Bring down the hammer on those showing games to large groups for free. Fine anyone they can. Have a hard line renegotiation of CBA, TV contracts. Protect the brand at all costs for the purpose of keeping the profit margin as high as possible. eta al.

The league should have on-sight, oversight authority on things like how a teams medical staff perform as well as base levels for training conditions. Among many other things. The league should be a model of how to effectively control certain aspects of a decentralized group of interests and it is failing miserably at it.

Can you blame the teams for following the example set by the league as a whole?
Yes, I can because the league exists at the behest of the owners council, not the other way around. Your points are well made, but you have the authority in reverse. These individual franchises make up the league, and the league is beholden to them.

The owners are trying to maximize their profits, as any business owners should do, but also just like other businesses they overreach until they they upset the customer. The league has to get authority and approval from the owners to implement anything outside its current purview.
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