Former NFL kicker Lawrence Tynes filed a lawsuit against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers seeking damages from the MRSA outbreak in 2013 that he says ended his career.
[daily_cut.nfl]Tynes was found to have MRSA, short for the potentially deadly staph infection Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, in August 2013. Teammates Carl Nicks and Jonathan Banks also were treated for MRSA that season.
Tynes signed with the Buccaneers in July 2013, but never kicked for the team, landing on the non-football injury list. The Buccaneers released him last March.
- Mike Fiammetta