On Tuesday, a jury in a St. Louis Circuit Court awarded former NFL RB Reggie Bush $12.5 million in damages for injuries he sustained as a result of slipping onto an uncovered/slippery concrete surface in St. Louis’s Edward Jones Dome on Nov. 1, 2015. Bush was playing for San Francisco 49ers at the time and suffered a season-ending knee injury when he was pushed out of bounds against the Rams. Per SI...
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Led by attorney John Simon of the Simon Law Group, Bush’s legal team emphasized that this field condition had shown itself to be dangerous only a week prior. It was then when quarterback Josh McCown, while playing for the Cleveland Browns, slipped on the same concrete surface and hurt his shoulder. Bush’s attorneys emphasized that such dangers were neither obvious to players nor avoidable since a player running at full speed sometimes can’t stop before reaching the concrete area. The attorneys highlighted that sports facilities owe a duty to invited guests—which include players, cheerleaders, coaches, referees and journalists—to remove or warn of any dangerous conditions and to maintain the playing surface and surrounding areas so that they are reasonably safe.
(Sports Illustrated)
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What's next...a college suing an ex player for knowingly taking money, and leaving said school in trouble??
Reply6 months
Slippery slope
Reply6 months
At least they had concrete evidence....
6 months
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