Givens' lawsuit against Titans thrown out
Former Tennessee wide receiver David Givens felt the Titans were responsible for a knee injury he sustained that eventually ended his career.
Unfortunately for Givens, the United States court system did not agree.
On Wednesday, a federal judge threw out a $25 million lawsuit that Givens had filed against the Titans claiming the team “failed to tell him about a defect in his knee that led to an injury and eventually ended his career,” according to the Associated Press.
In a ruling that came down on Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Todd Campbell stated Givens’ claims “were not independent of the terms of the collective bargaining agreement between the Titans and the NFL Players Association.”
Givens, who played in the NFL for six years, finished his career with the Titans in 2006. He appeared in just five games, catching only eight passes for 104 yards.
Before joining the Titans, Givens won two Super Bowls as a member of the New England Patriots.
The basis of Givens’ lawsuit centered on an allegation that a doctor discovered a defect in his knee while he was negotiating a contract with the Titans in 2006, but that Givens was kept in the dark regarding the defect and was urged to continue playing.
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