Found August 14, 2012 on Waiting For Next Year:

Former Cleveland Browns center LeCharles Bentley has reportedly settled his lawsuit against the Cleveland Browns.

Fox Sports Ohio’s Pat McManamon reports that the former Pro Bowl offensive lineman, after months of back-and-forth squabbling that elevated to the U.S. Supreme Court, worked out an agreement with long-time Browns owner Randy Lerner.

Bentley had sued charging he got a staph infection at the team’s facility while rehabbing from 2006 knee surgery wherein the player tore his patellar tendon on the first day of training camp after signing as a free agent. The injury not only led to a revolving door of centers, but a recovery which allegedly nearly cost the player his life.

“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.”

[Related: Cleveland Browns Training Camp Report: 8/13/12]

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