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$25M lawsuit against Titans dismissed | tennessean.com | The Tennessean
Loved Givens when he was here with the Pats, hate to hear about this. Hopefully as part of the next CBA, players in situations like this will be better taken care of.
That is what the signing bonus is intended to cover for these players. David saw two years of his money. Tennessee never saw much of anything. They were paying him to be their #1WR. As for the medical stuff, different doctors see things differently. Had Tennessee walked away from signing him because of one doctor's findings, his knee would have gone somewhere else and he'd have a lot less to show for it.
I save my sympathy for the guys who never get past the low six figure salaries before having it all taken away.
This was from Borges FA travelog on Givens back in 2006...
I think people misunderstand. The claim was only dismissed because the arbitration hearing hasn't been held. Once that is held, Givens can, and should, re-file.
Now, as for the other issue. Givens being informed about the lesion. If the Titans signed him with the potential of him being permanently disabled because of the lesion crumbling, that is their choice. However, if they did so and then took out an insurance policy on Givens to ensure they could re-coop their money, then that is a different issue.
Either way, Givens should have been told about the lesion. This way he could have been doing things to help ensure that the lesion didn't crumble. Whether it was surgery or something else.
There is a clear negligence on the part of the Titans for not informing Givens of the lesion.
I don't see how the reason it was dismissed could be any clearer???
I still have alot of love for Givens. Clutch player, overachiever.
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