BROOKLYN, OH (WOIO) –
Brooklyn Police tell 19 Action News that Cleveland Browns defensive end Marcus Benard will be charged with reckless operation and driving under suspension after a bad motorcycle accident on I-71 in Brooklyn.
He was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash that happened Monday afternoon near West 65th.
Benard had his license suspended for failing to have insurance. He also has a handful of other traffic convictions, including speeding.
Check out Benard’s complete driving record HERE.
Police say Benard was driving his three-wheel motorcycle when he lost control and crashed into a wall.
He was transported to Metro with a broken hand, then later transferred to the Cleveland Clinic for further tests. He was kept overnight for observation.
According to the police report released Tuesday afternoon, Benard flew 241 feet off of his motorcycle after the accident. The motorcycle continued another 687 feet down the road after the accident.
A witness who was driving 60 mph said that Benard “flew” past him, but the report does not say exactly how fast he was going.
The report makes no mention of another vehicle, even though multiple sources tell 19 Action News that investigators had heard that Benard had been racing a Range Rover.
The 26-year-old was signed by the Browns in 2009. He played college football for Jackson State.
Last November, Benard collapsed in the Browns locker room during a press conference.
Article Courtesy of WOIO 19 Action News