Denver Broncos linebacker Aaron Patrick is suing the NFL, Los Angeles Chargers, ESPN and a mat company, for a series of decisions that he believes led to the torn ACL he suffered during an Oct. 17 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.
The incident took place during a Monday Night Football game on Oct. 17 when Patrick injured his ACL after tackling Chargers punt returner DeAndre Carter.
The suit was filed Tuesday by William M. Berman who is the attorney for Broncos outside linebacker Aaron Patrick. He eventually rolled his foot on one of the mats covering cables leading to the NFL’s instant replay monitor.
The suit states, “the defendants were negligent in their operations of SOFI STADIUM in allowing a dangerous condition to exist by having three mats placed near the sideline to cover cords/cables that led to the feed for the instant NFL’s replay monitor.”
His season would end and now he is seeking restitution for earnings he lost, bonuses he won’t qualify for, personal medical expenses and pain and suffering damages.
The 25-year-old went undrafted out of Eastern Kentucky in 2020. He signed on with the Jaguars practice squad late in the season and returned on a futures deal for 2021.
In 2022, Patrick appeared in five games for the Broncos and recorded three total tackles.