Reggie Bush awarded $12.45 million in lawsuit against Rams

Running back Reggie Bush (23) was injured in St. Louis as a member of the 49ers in October 2015.Photo Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

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A St. Louis jury has awarded former NFL running back Reggie Bush $12.45 million in his lawsuit against the Los Angeles Rams, who were formerly the St. Louis Rams.

Bush suffered a severe knee injury in a game at the Edward Jones Dome in 2015 and the jury found the Rams 100 percent liable.

“I’m very happy with the verdict,” Bush told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch after the verdict. “The people spoke and decided very fairly.”

Bush, who played for San Francisco at the time, filed suit in 2016 after he suffered a season-ending knee injury during a game against the St. Louis Rams on Nov. 1, 2015. Bush was returning a punt when he went out of bounds, slipped and fell on a strip of exposed concrete about 35 feet behind the 49ers bench.

Bush, who announced his retirement last year, said the injury not only ended his season but “it ultimately ended my career. I wasn’t ready to end. I wanted to keep playing. I wanted to go out on my own terms. I never envisioned, as a little boy, my career ending, slipping and falling on concrete during a football game.”

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