Cleveland Browns Sue Insurer Over Ex-Player's Infection
By Max Stendahl
Law360, New York (June 22, 2012, 11:43 AM ET) -- The company that owns the Cleveland Browns sued Great Divide Insurance Co. in Ohio federal court Thursday, claiming the insurer backtracked on covering a settlement between the team and an offensive lineman whose career was cut short by a staph infection.
Cleveland Browns Football Co. LLC said Great Divide reneged on a promise to cover the team in a state court suit brought by former center LeCharles Bentley, who allegedly contracted the infection during a knee operation in 2006 at the Browns’ training facility. The team...