NFLer gets $12.45 million for injury

Paul Steinbach from Athletic Business reports that last week a St. Louis jury on ordered the Rams to pay former NFL running back Reggie Bush $12.45 million for an injury he suffered during a 2015 game at the former Edward Jones Dome.

Bush was returning a punt when he was pushed out of bounds and slipped on an exposed concrete surface near the stadium wall behind the visitor’s bench, resulting in a season-ending tear in the anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee. Bush’s lawsuit, filed in 2016, referred to the concrete that encircled the stadium as “a concrete ring of death.” A week prior to the Nov. 1 incident, Cleveland Browns quarterback Josh McGown slid across the concrete and into a wall, injuring his shoulder. Two weeks after the Bush episode, the concrete was covered with a rubber padding.

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