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Jury rules Los Angeles Rams must pay RB Reggie Bush $12.5 million for 2015 injury

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The Rams lost again in the city of St. Louis, only this time it was in a courtroom.

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The Los Angeles Rams will have to pay Reggie Bush a combined $12.5 million for an injury Bush suffered while playing in the Edward Jones Dome, a St. Louis jury ruled on Tuesday.

The city of St. Louis, who was initially named as a defendant in Bush’s lawsuit, will not have to pay anything. Last week, a judge dismissed the city as defendants during the civil trial, leaving the Rams and team owner Stan Kroenke on the hook for all $12.5 million.

According to KMOV, the Bush will receive $4.95 million in compensatory damages, while the remaining $7.5 million is considered punitive damages.

KMOV reported the jury deliberated for “about two hours.”

The lawsuit—for those not hip to the St. Louis city civil court scene—stems from an injury Bush suffered during a 2015 game against the Rams, when the team played in the Edward Jones Dome. Bush, who was playing with the San Francisco 49ers, carried the ball out of bounds and slipped on an opening of concrete behind the 49ers bench (between the playing turf and the stands).

Bush’s fall resulted in a torn MCL, ending his season.

The judge’s dismissal also ruled the St. Louis Regional Sports Convention Center nor the Regional Convention and Visitor’s Commission were not liable for dangerous conditions in the stadium.

According to KMOV, the concrete opening was known as the Ring of Death.