San Francisco 49ers running back Reggie Bush plans on suing the city of St. Louis over the concrete surrounding the field in Edward Jones Dome, home of the St. Louis Rams, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. Bush sustained a season-ending MCL tear after falling on the concrete near the outer wall and his future in the NFL is now in doubt.
Bush has retained the services of attorney Shawn Holley and the KWIKA firm. Bush may have a case, especially given the fact that the Rams have since informed the NFL that they wanted to cover the concrete with something softer following Bush's injury.
Bush's lawsuit will suggest the city of St. Louis, through its Sports Authority and Convention Bureau, was negligent in having the slippery and hard surface close to the field of play. This was not the first issue to take place on the concrete, as Cleveland Browns quarterback Josh McCown also slipped on it and ran into the wall a couple weeks ago. He clearly hurt his shoulder hitting the wall and left the game later with a shoulder injury.
Holley was a member of the O.J. Simpson legal team and Bush has been her client in the past, according to the report. Bush signed a one-year deal with the 49ers this offseason and was the primary backup for Carlos Hyde. But at 30 years old and coming off an injury, his future in the league is seriously in doubt. He had just 28 yards rushing and 19 yards receiving this season.
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