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MD High Court Awards Workman's Comp To Ex-NFLer Injured While Warming Up

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Flying Headbutt, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Well damn if this won't make more teams even more nervous.

  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Does this mean Mariano Rivera can sue Joe Girardi for making him shag flies?
  3. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    I remember a few years ago, there was an uproar when a rookie offensive lineman on the Giants refused to go to rookie minicamps unless he was guaranteed that he would still receive his contract that he would get as a draft pick if he got hurt in the camps because none of the draft picks had signed a contract yet. He argued that if he got hurt, the Giants could merely cut him and he wouldn't get any compensation.

    Coughlin and the Giants brass wasn't too happy about it, and if I recall, the guy did eventually sign, got hurt, and rarely, if ever played.
  4. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Blue font?
  5. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Why? LongTimeListener's post may have been tongue-in-cheek in the example, but it follows logic that teams will now be held culpable for players' injuries. Mike Norris should get on the phone right now with a lawyer in Oakland.
  6. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    He's a fucking punter. They don't work. They just kick...
  7. Drip

    Drip Active Member

  8. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Girardi didn't make him shag flies. Rivera did it on his own, and has been doing it since Torre was manager.
  9. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    The case was more about WHERE a player could apply for Worker's Comp than IF they can apply for workers comp. Maryland is fairly liberal with Worker's Comp and Virginia not so much. The Redskins wanted the comp case in Va, because that's where they practice and have their team HQ. The only thing the Skins do in MD is play 2 preseason games and 8 home games.

    Maryland ruled that that's enough to file a claim in MD
  10. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    Uh.....me thinks Rivera won't need workman's comp because he is making 15,000,000 per year.
  11. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    What happens when some middle-of-the-roster guy gets hurt during preseason? How long does he get paid?
  12. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    It's not unheard of for players who have virtually no chance of making the 53-man to milk an injury to get a settlement rather than just be released.
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