ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – San Francisco 49ers running back Reggie Bush has followed through on a threat to sue the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission over a knee injury he blames on concrete at the Edward Jones Dome.
Courthouse News was first to report the filing of the suit Wednesday. A source confirmed the suit to FOX2 late Wednesday afternoon. Bush tore his ACL during a November 1 game against the Rams at the dome, when he slipped on uncovered concrete on the sidelines at the stadium, and missed the rest of the season. In the complaint, Bush describes the surface as a “concrete ring of death.”
A week earlier, Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown tripped on a similar area and ran into a wall, injuring his shoulder.
Soon after, the NFL put new rules in place that said, “every horizontal surface within the stadium that a player may reasonably expect to contact during a game should be non-slip when contacted by a cleated shoe.”
Wednesday evening, a CVC spokesperson said the agency learned of the lawsuit through media reports.
“We have yet to be served and not been able to review it. Therefore we are unable to comment further at this time.”
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