Employees have a right to reasonably safe working conditions. But what exactly amounts to unsafe conditions? For professional football players, one answer may center on the playing field itself.
A former star linebacker for the Houston Texans recently filed a lawsuit claiming that unsafe turf contributed to an injury that ended his career in 2014. DeMeco Ryans was playing for the Eagles against his former team at NRG Stadium in Houston when he tore his Achilles tendon. His lawsuit seeks to hold the stadium, the Texans team and the turf manufacturer accountable for roughly $10 million in lost income.