Ex-NFLer's Turf Injury Suit Sent Back To State Court

By Dorothy Atkins (May 3, 2017, 12:46 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge on Tuesday remanded former Houston Texans and Philadelphia Eagles linebacker DeMeco Ryans' personal injury lawsuit against his former teams and the National Football League, saying his claims aren't preempted by federal law because their resolution doesn't require an interpretation of his collective bargaining agreement with the NFL.

U.S. District Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt sent Ryans' suit back to the court where the dispute originated, finding that Ryans' negligence claims do not automatically require an interpretation of the CBA, but should instead focus on the conduct of the involved parties.

"While the court acknowledges that the CBA governs...

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