Browns DE Marcus Benard Charged After Motorcycle Accident

Cleveland Browns defensive end Marcus Benard faces two charges after crashing his motorcycle on I-71 northbound Monday afternoon after practice in Berea. Benard has been charged with reckless operation and driving under suspension, but should be counting his blessings.

Benard broke his hand, but after learning that he was thrown 241 feet from his Can-Am Spyder motorcycle, it’s amazing that he wasn’t seriously injured or worse. Currently, he is resting at the Cleveland Clinic and there is no timetable for his return or plans for his roster spot, though that will change soon.

A witness claims to have seen Benard passing him “at a high rate of speed” before crossing over all four lanes of I-71 and then crashing into a guardrail. The motorcycle itself traveled 687 feet before finally coming to a stop.

More information will be known soon, but it should be reiterated how amazing it is that Benard came away from this accident with a broken hand being the worst of it.

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  • RobW.Gatchel

    I thought we were avoiding issues like the Steelers and the Bengals. What was he thinking.