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On 6/17/2018 at 8:44 AM, EliteTexan80 said:

This one should have some weight. Prior to Clowney, you had Wes Welker tear and ACL/MCL, you had DeMeco Ryans tear an Achilles, you had a P tear his ACL on coverage - players have openly lobbied against the field conditions at NRG (as well as Bill Belicheck) and the Texans quietly swapped out those square grass pallets for the rollable field turf stuff a few seasons ago.

Surprised nobody has taken the Texans to court on this (I actually think the P did - blanking on his name).

Brett Hartmann.

 

In 2016 Demeco Ryans sued the Texans, the NFL, and the Harris County Convention Sports Corp., and stadium-management company SMG. I have no idea how either of those turned out.

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4 minutes ago, amazingandre said:

Brett Hartmann.

That's the one. Looked like he was gonna be a really good P - great hangtime, routinely dropped the ball inside the 10, was a kick-off specialist who boomed the ball for touch backs. He then stepped on one of the gaps between the pallets and blew out his knee. Later on, I think he was suspended for PEDs or recreational stuff, so that really put his career on ice.

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On 6/14/2018 at 5:16 PM, ramssuperbowl99 said:

This ruling is actually pretty interesting more generally, by the way. There aren't a whole lot of liability suits like this that I know of (because I'm not a lawyer and also possibly an idiot), but holding teams responsible for their fields if there are any injuries is almost undoubtedly a good thing. 

If this ruling is precedent setting, would RG3 have a case against the Washington Dan Snyders for this?

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How about Jadaveon Clowney's injury because of a hole in the Texan's turf?

Or how about that players are more likely to be injured on turf than grass?

 

 

His injuries with the Redskins wont hold up since he's still employed in the league, right?

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On 6/18/2018 at 3:31 PM, amazingandre said:

Brett Hartmann.

 

In 2016 Demeco Ryans sued the Texans, the NFL, and the Harris County Convention Sports Corp., and stadium-management company SMG. I have no idea how either of those turned out.

I would think there is something in the player contracts waiving such liability (I guess the claim would be that there was negligence or some lack of due care on the part of the Texans).

This was the most recent item I was able to find about the lawsuit (March 2017).  It seems that thus far there has just been back-and-forth with respect to where the case should be heard.

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Mealey's (May 4, 2017, 2:06 PM EDT) -- HOUSTON — A federal judge in Texas on May 2 ordered that a suit brought by a former professional football player who allegedly sustained a career-ending injury because of the turf in the Houston Texans’ stadium be remanded to state court because the defendants did not show that the claims are preempted by federal law (DeMeco Ryans v. Houston Texans, et al., No. 4:16-cv-03554, S.D. Texas, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 66880). 
(Order available.  Document #77-170510-016R.)

DeMeco Ryans, a former player for the Texans and the Philadelphia Eagles, filed suit on Oct. 17 in the Harris County District Court against the Houston Texans, the Harris County Convention & Sports Corp. and Strathayr Turf Systems, claiming that each had a role in putting down turf that caused an injury to his Achilles tendon that ended his career.  He is seeking at least $10 million in damages and claims negligent undertaking, premises liability, negligence, negligence under the Texas Tort Claims Act, vicarious liability and strict liability.  On Dec. 9, the defendants removed the suit to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, arguing that a federal question exists because Ryans’ state law claims are preempted by the Labor Management Relations Act (LMRA), 29 U.S.C. § 141-197.  Ryans moved for remand on Dec. 30.

https://www.lexislegalnews.com/articles/17102/federal-judge-remands-football-injury-lawsuit-to-texas-state-court

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