ST. LOUIS -- A jury in St. Louis on Tuesday ordered the NFL's Rams to pay frail running abet Reggie Bush $12.5 million for a excessive knee injury he suffered in 2015, the crew's remaining season in St. Louis earlier than transferring to Los Angeles.

The jury discovered the Rams 100 percent responsible for Bush's injury and ordered the crew to pay $four.ninety five million in compensatory damages and $7.5 million in punitive damages, the St. Louis Publish-Dispatch reported.

Attorneys for the Rams acknowledged they idea to file a motion for a brand fresh trial.

Bush became taking half in for the San Francisco 49ers when he became pushed out of bounds for the duration of a game on Nov. 1, 2015, at what became then the Edward Jones Dome, now identified as the Dome at The United States's Center. He slipped on a ground that the lawsuit dubbed the "concrete ring of death," about 35 toes (eleven meters) at the abet of the 49ers' bench.

Bush suffered a season-ending left knee injury. The lawsuit contended the injury undermined his earnings as a participant for the the leisure of his profession. 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 achieve what he cherished, and to bargain for a contract that he labored his complete life for," Bush's attorney Tim Cronin acknowledged for the duration of closing statements. "These avid gamers catch chewed up. They easiest contain so many chances."

Bush also sued public companies that bear and operate the dome, but a pick disregarded them from the suit final week after ruling that the crew had withhold an eye on of game-day operations.

Sincere every week earlier than Bush's injury, Cleveland Browns quarterback Josh McCown slid all the plan via the equivalent concrete stretch and injured his shoulder.

The concrete ground within the dome became lined with rubber padding two weeks after Bush became injured.

Rams legal safe Dan Allmayer acknowledged the crew have to now not be held to blame for Bush's injury since it could perhaps perhaps now not contain foreseen a deadly situation. He great that no-one moreover McCown and Bush had been injured there over 20 seasons conducted at the dome.

Allmayer acknowledged Bush's injury became prompted by "pre-existing points," now not the fall on the concrete.

NFL homeowners authorized the ask from Rams owner Stan Kroenke to transfer the crew to Los Angeles in 2016.

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