Jurevicius Sues Browns Over Staph Knee Infection

You might recall last year, among the myriad problems befalling the Cleveland Browns that led to Romeo Crennel’s ouster, was the strange case of staph infections that ran through the team’s training facility. No, not everyone got it, but several did, including TE Kellen Winslow and WR Joe Jurevicius. Jurevicius had to sit out the entire season, as a matter of fact, as he received treatment in his knee for the dangerous infection.

Joe Jurevicius

(He sure seems happy. By the way, be very, very thankful we didn’t choose to run a result from a “staph infection” search. Seriously. Don’t even satisfy your curiosity on this one.)

Jurevicius ended up getting cut, presumably because having a staph infection ravage your knee is especially bad for the prospects of a mildly productive 34-year-old wide receiver, so as ESPN.COM reports, he’s taking the rather remarkable step of actually suing the team and the medical facility where he contracted the infection:  Read more…

No, Jon Gruden Won’t Go From The NFL To D-II

To most of the country, a school like “Central State University” sounds precisely like the setting of a movie about college sports and a program where the ethics have begun to run dry, (movie trailer voice) until one man takes a stand. Think Western U in Blue Chips. Or Eastern State in The Program. Or Big State U in He Got Game. We could go on.

Jon Gruden Yelling
(Just a bit overqualified, sorry.)

But no, it’s real– Central State is a historically black school (HBCUs, the kids call ‘em) in Ohio. Their athletic director is someone you’ve probably heard of, Kellen Winslow Sr. No, not the effing soldier, his dad. This guy. Anyway, he had a job opening at CSU, so he contacted ousted Tampa Bay Bucs coach Jon Gruden about it. To nobody’s surprise, Gruden passed on the opportunity, but according to the HBCU SPORTS BLOG, KW1 seems to think his Marauders were just so, so close to landing him: Read more…