Reggie Bush Injury Award Likely To Spur Pro-Athlete PI Suits
Law360 (June 19, 2018, 10:24 PM EDT) -- Former NFL running back Reggie Bush's $12.5 million award for a knee injury suffered at the Los Angeles Rams' former stadium in St. Louis could embolden players to bring more personal injury suits against teams, a tide the league will attempt to stem in the upcoming round of labor negotiations.
While injuries are common in football, and professional sports in general, players are generally precluded from bringing personal injury lawsuits in court as such claims are usually covered by their league's collective bargaining agreement, meaning they have to resort to the arbitration process or remedy mechanisms provided in that agreement....
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