This week, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court refused to hear the case of an ex-Pittsburgh Steeler who was seeking workers’ comp benefits from an injury that he claims ended his football career.
According to an article on PennLive.com, the player tore a hamstring in the first game of the 2004-2005 season. He claimed the injury cut his speed and agility and that no other NFL team would hire him after the Steelers did not renew his contract.
The Steelers challenged his comp claim and the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board agreed. The Steelers did pay for the players surgery and physical rehabilitation after the injury. They also paid him his full salary per his contract as well as severance.