Reggie Bush Is Suing The City Of St. Louis For The Knee Injury He Suffered Against The Rams LOL

by 3 years ago

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Things are pretty bad for NFL running back Reggie Bush right now. Not only is he a member of arguably the worst team in the league this year – the San Francisco 49ers – but Bush’s career also now hangs in the balance after a freak knee injury suffered last week against the St. Louis Rams.

Following a run where he was shoved out of bounds, Bush could not harness his momentum and ran onto the concrete surrounding the turf at the Edward Jones Dome. Abruptly, he fell flat on his ass and the result was a torn MCL. Yikes city.

Now, Reggie Bush has retained legal counsel and reportedly plans on suing the city of St. Louis, who owns and operates the Edward Jones Dome, for the latent hazard concrete that resulted in his injury.

CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora broke the story:

High-powered attorney Shawn Holley and her KWIKA firm is handling Bush’s case, which will take aim at the Edward Jones Dome — owned and operated by the city of St. Louis through its Sports Authority and Convention Bureau.

The NFLPA contacted the NFL about the safety issue at the stadium following the latest incident on the concrete, sources said. Bush was carted off with a season-ending injury and one, given this stage of his career, that could jeopardize his ability to play professional football again. The league and the Rams worked with the operators of the stadiums to make sure the problem is corrected, but obviously that’s after the fact for Bush, a former first-round pick who had only recently gotten back on the field for the 49ers after battling injury.

Bush’s suit will likely seek gross negligence given the potential danger of having such a slippery surface abut the playing field, the source said, especially considering this was not the first incident of this sort to take place there.

Listen, as much as I feel for Reggie Bush here, I can’t help but think this was his own fault. Should concrete be surrounding an athletic playing field? No, of course not. But after watching the injury video over and over, it’s pretty clear that there were a million different places Bush could have ran to finish that run that weren’t onto that concrete.

Like, you should totally know what you’re in for if you’re running full speed onto concrete wearing cleats. There’s about a 100% chance you fall on your ass – a lesson I learned at like 8-years-old. Maybe Reggie didn’t learn that lesson until last Sunday, and unfortunately it possibly cost him his career. But it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand that you never run onto concrete wearing cleats unless your aim is to fall. Simple as that.

Also, I don’t know why, but it’s pretty hilarious that Bush’s counsel was a core part of the legal team in O.J.’s court case back in the day. Murder, malfeasance, and everything in between! Shawn Holley handles it all!

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