Sharrif Floyd suing Dr. James Andrews for $180M

Annette Crawford
November 7, 2018

Former Vikings defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd intends to file a $180 million lawsuit in a Florida court Tuesday against surgeon Dr. James Andrews and the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, Floyd's lawyer, Brad Sohn, revealed.

The figure is based on what top contemporary players at Floyd's position would make over the course of their careers.

The suit alleges Floyd was told he needed arthroscopic knee surgery and that he'd be out for 3-4 weeks. The results of that procedure required Floyd to be put on a pain-blocker after the operation.

When surgical assistants administered a pain blocker, muscle tissue and nerves around the knee were paralyzed, Floyd claims.

The suit is expected to target Andrews plus the anesthesiologist, two who aided in the surgery, the hospital and the associated corporations, according to a source who spoke with ESPN.

Back during the 2013 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings felt they got a steal of a pick when they selected Florida defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd in the second half of the first round.

Floyd filed a grievance seeking payment of his salary from the Vikings due to their decision to place him on the non-football injury list.

It's believed that the team and Floyd have engaged in settlement talks on the grievance.

Floyd, a University of Florida product, finished with 9.5 sacks in 44 National Football League games. 'He would have earned, we believe, a considerable amount of money playing football, and we're going to attempt to hold accountable the people who prevented him from playing football and ended his career.

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