Reggie Bush must be preparing to retire if he’s going to take such drastic measures.
One week after suffering a season-ending and career-threatening knee injury after slipping on concrete surrounding the field in St. Louis, Bush started legal proceedings with plans on suing the city of St. Louis over the matter.
According to CBS Sports, Bush hired high-powered attorney Shawn Holley and her KWIKA firm — which will take aim at the Edward Jones Dome — owned and operated by the city of St. Louis through its Sports Authority and Convention Bureau.
The NFLPA contacted the NFL about the safety issue at the stadium following the latest incident on the concrete, sources said. Bush was carted off with a season-ending injury and one, given this stage of his career, that could jeopardize his ability to play professional football again. The league and the Rams worked with the operators of the stadiums to make sure the problem is corrected, but obviously that’s after the fact for Bush, a former first-round pick who had only recently gotten back on the field for the 49ers after battling injury.
Bush’s suit will likely seek gross negligence given the potential danger of having such a slippery surface abut the playing field, the source said, especially considering this was not the first incident of this sort to take place there.
Bush, 30, signed a one-year deal with San Francisco with a $1.6-million base salary and $500,000 roster bonus.