Article

Rams ordered to pay former NFL running back Bush $12.5m in damages

June 13 2018 1:48 AM

The Rams have been ordered by a court in St Louis to pay a total of $12.5million in damages to former NFL running back Reggie Bush after he sustained a season-ending knee injury in 2015 when he slipped on concrete on the sideline.

A jury ordered the Rams, now in Los Angeles, to pay Bush $4.95m in compensatory damages and $7.5m in punitive damages.

In the original lawsuit, Bush asked the Rams to pay between $10m and $15m in damages, because if he had not sustained the knee injury, that is how much money he would have made on his next contract.

Instead, in 2016 Bush signed a one-year deal with the Bills which reportedly was worth $1m in base salary, with a $375,000 signing bonus and $125,000 roster bonus.

Bush played in 13 games for the Bills in 2016 rushing for negative-three yards on 12 carries. He caught seven passes for 90 yards. Before the injury, Bush signed a one-year deal amounting to $2.4m with the 49ers. He played in five games in 2015 before getting hurt.

"I'm very happy with the verdict," Bush told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "The people spoke and decided very fairly."

The 11-year NFL veteran originally asked the court to force the Edward Jones Dome to compensate him as well, but the suit was dismissed by a judge last week.

Latest news

December 10, 2018

 6:42 AM
 5:39 AM
 3:10 AM
 2:17 AM
 1:19 AM
 12:45 AM

December 9, 2018

 11:23 PM
 11:08 PM
 10:55 PM
 8:37 PM
 5:06 PM
 2:00 PM

December 8, 2018

 7:42 PM
 4:16 PM
 4:08 AM
 4:02 AM

December 7, 2018

 4:55 PM
 11:42 AM
 6:36 AM
 5:54 AM
 4:33 AM
 1:42 AM
 12:49 AM
 12:24 AM

December 6, 2018

 11:18 PM
 10:52 PM
 9:44 PM
 8:52 PM
 6:27 PM
 6:57 AM
 4:06 AM
 2:12 AM
 12:33 AM

December 5, 2018

 10:48 PM
 8:29 PM
 7:03 PM
 4:37 PM
 4:00 PM
 1:45 AM
 12:12 AM

December 4, 2018

 10:35 PM
 8:10 PM
 11:25 AM
 6:42 AM

December 3, 2018

 7:29 PM
 6:42 AM
 2:40 AM
 1:30 AM

December 2, 2018

 11:25 PM
 10:14 PM
 9:12 PM
 6:27 PM
 2:00 PM

December 1, 2018

 10:05 PM
 3:00 PM
 3:18 AM

November 30, 2018

 6:37 AM
 1:32 AM
 1:20 AM
 12:46 AM

November 29, 2018

 5:24 PM
 7:29 AM
 1:40 AM
 1:33 AM

November 28, 2018

 9:53 PM
 9:40 PM
 4:58 PM
 2:50 PM
 12:21 AM

November 27, 2018

 9:53 PM