Reggie Bush has won a lawsuit against the Los Angeles Rams after he suffered a season-ending knee injury at Edward Jones Dome in 2015 when he was a member of the 49ers.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Tuesday that the Rams were ordered by a jury to pay the former running back $12.45 million, with $4.95 million in compensatory damages and $7.5 million in punitive damages.
In a Nov. 1, 2015 game between the 49ers and host Rams, Bush ran out-of-bounds on a punt return, slipped on concrete and suffered a torn lateral meniscus.
Bush did not play another game for the 49ers that year but joined the Buffalo Bills in 2016 and played in 13 games. Bush argued that had he not suffered the injury in St. Louis, he would have been able to sign a larger deal than the one-year, $3 million pact he signed with Buffalo.
Bush, now 33, was 30 at the time of the injury.
“I’m very happy with the verdict,” Bush told the Post-Dispatch. “The people spoke and decided very fairly.”
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Bush’s 2016 lawsuit against the Rams alleged that the team and the public stadium authorities allowed “a dangerous condition to exist at the Dome.” The area that caused Bush to slip was …read more
Source:: The Mercury News – Sports