Former NFL kicker Lawrence Tynes files MRSA lawsuit against Bucs

Monday April 6th, 2015

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, reports NFL Media's Albert Breer.

Tynes is seeking damages in excess of $15,000 in the lawsuit, alleging the Buccaneers' handing of the situation "ended his career and cost him over $20 million in expected future earnings."

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[]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.

Over his 10-year career, Tynes made 190 of 233 field-goal attempts with the Kansas City Chiefs and New York Giants, winning two Super Bowls with the latter.

Mike Fiammetta

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