Jury orders Rams to pay $12.5 million for Reggie Bush injury

A jury in St. Louis on Tuesday ordered the NFL’s Rams to pay former running back Reggie Bush $12.5 million for a severe knee injury he suffered in 2015, the team’s final season in St. Louis before moving to Los Angeles.

The jury found the Rams 100 percent liable for Bush’s injury and ordered the team to pay $4.95 million in compensatory damages and $7.5 million in punitive damages, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

Attorneys for the Rams said they plan to file a motion for a new trial.

Rams attorney Dan Allmayer said the team should not be held responsible for Bush’s injury because it could not have foreseen a dangerous condition. He noted that no one besides McCown and Bush had been injured there over 20 seasons played at the dome.

The constant attention, especially from the media, is why Brown says he skipped the past two weeks of the team’s voluntary workouts. 

After Tuesday’s practice session at Steelers minicamp, Brown addressed his concerns. 

I can’t go nowhere and work out by myself, fans come meet me at the field I can’t do nothing normal. You guys write about me every day, he said. I started to think to myself, am I really free?

He took issue with reporters asking teammates about his absence much like they asked him last month about holdout running back Le’Veon Bell, who is embroiled in a contract dispute with the Steelers for the second year in a row.

Brown said his comment the first rule of getting better is showing up was just his personal philosophy, not an attempt to get involved in Bell’s business.

You guys make the pressure to put pressure on me all the time, he said. I had to get away to free my mind.

Rudock was the lone player to clear the 300-foot fence during the home run derby, which featured three offensive and three defensive players. He hit one out to left-center field on his 10th and final swing to win the crown.

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