Former USC standout and Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush was just awarded over $12 million in a lawsuit victory against the Los Angeles Rams after suffering a season-ending knee injury while playing the Rams in St. Louis back in 2015.
Bush, then a member of the San Francisco 49ers ran out of bounds during a punt return and slipped on concrete causing the San Diego native to tear his lateral meniscus. Bush eventually decided to sue the Rams and the stadium on the grounds of allowing "a dangerous condition to exist at the Dome." Adding that the area where Bush injured himself was "a concrete ring of death."
The jury ordered the Rams to cash Bush out with $4.95 million in compensatory damages and another 7.5 million in punitive damages.
The Rams organization is expected to move forward in filing for a new trial and declined to comment on the current court decision.