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Donnerstag, 20. September 2018, 03:56

The struggling

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 Tre Madden
, the team's final season in St. Louis before moving to Los

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.

Bush was playing for the San Francisco 49ers when he was pushed out of bounds
during a game on Nov. 1, 2015, at what was then the Edward Jones
Dome Matt Bryant
, now known as the Dome at America's Center. He slipped on a
surface that the lawsuit dubbed the "concrete ring of death," about 35 feet (11
meters) behind the 49ers' bench.

Bush suffered a season-ending left knee injury. The lawsuit contended the
injury undermined his earnings as a player for the rest of his career. He signed
with Buffalo in 2016 and retired in 2017. Now 33, he works as an analyst for the
NFL Network.

"Reggie lost his ability to do what he loved, and to bargain for a contract
that he worked his entire life
for Ereck
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," Bush's lawyer Tim Cronin said during closing statements.
"These players get chewed up. They only have so many chances."

Bush also sued public agencies that own and operate the dome, but a judge
dismissed them from the suit last week after ruling that the team had control of
game-day operations.

Just a week before Bush's injury, Cleveland Browns quarterback Josh McCown
slid across the same concrete stretch and injured his shoulder.

The concrete surface in the dome was covered with rubber padding two weeks
after Bush was injured.

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.

Allmayer said Bush's injury was caused by "pre-existing issues," not the fall
on the concrete.

NFL owners approved the request from Rams owner Stan Kroenke to move the team
to Los Angeles in 2016.

The New York Giants will probably look to improve their lines in the
second day of the NFL draft after taking running back Saquon Barkley of Penn
State with the second pick overall.

The offensive line struggled last season and could use a couple of guards.
The defensive line will need a pass rusher following the recent trade of end
Jason Pierre-Paul to Tampa Bay.

New York has the second pick in both the second and third rounds.

Guard Will Hernandez of Texas El-Paso was still on the board after the
round Jason
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, while there are a couple of good defensive ends in Harold
Landy of Boston College, Arden Key of LSU and Sam Hubbard of Ohio State.

The Giants also need help at wide receiver, linebacker and cornerback.

Veteran receiver Brandon Marshall had his contract terminated after failing
his physical last week. Courtland Sutton, a 6-foot-3 receiver from
SMU Ty Sambrailo
, is available.

Among other players who might interest the Giants at cornerback are Josh
Jackson of Iowa and Isaiah Oliver of
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