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Jason Peters settles lawsuit against walker company

Jason Peters AP

Eagles left tackle Jason Peters might not be talking about the injury that cost him last season, but he’s at least going to be compensated for it.

According to the Associated Press, Peters will receive nearly $2 million to settle a lawsuit against the company that makes the Roll-A-Bout knee walker. The lawsuit said Peters was using the walker three weeks after his initial Achilles surgery when the handlebar broke, causing him to reinjure the area and have a second operation.

Peters’ lawyer said the device was listed for patients up to 500 pounds, meaning it should have held the 340-pound offensive lineman.

Because it didn’t, the company’s wallet is a little lighter.

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20 Responses to “Jason Peters settles lawsuit against walker company”
  1. ccjcsr says: Jul 17, 2013 10:53 AM

    Company will be out of business within the year.

  2. daysend564 says: Jul 17, 2013 10:57 AM

    If he wasn’t so fat, it would have held up better.

  3. 25cuts says: Jul 17, 2013 11:25 AM

    Glad he and the rest of the O line is back this year. And yea, he’s suppose to be big, he’s a lineman.

  4. Corey Jeppesen says: Jul 17, 2013 12:06 PM

    Can’t anybody just call an accident and accident anymore. Jeez man.

  5. icdogg says: Jul 17, 2013 12:08 PM

    It actually cost Peters more than that in reduced salary last season, so it’s still not a deal he would have preferred to have had to make.

  6. ColtsWinColtsWin!! says: Jul 17, 2013 12:10 PM

    I would like to sue the authors of this article for damages to my brain from having read this article!

  7. jmac1013 says: Jul 17, 2013 12:27 PM

    Corey Jeppesen says:
    Jul 17, 2013 12:06 PM
    Can’t anybody just call an accident and accident anymore. Jeez man.
    =====================
    I agree. Cover the additional costs of another surgery, but 2 million dollars.

  8. hajohnson2222 says: Jul 17, 2013 12:28 PM

    Now he can use that $2 to stay out of jail for racing..

  9. stlunatik says: Jul 17, 2013 12:38 PM

    and WHERE can I pick up one of these walkers????

  10. braddavery says: Jul 17, 2013 12:41 PM

    I hate this guy. So glad Buffalo let him go.

  11. bvolke says: Jul 17, 2013 12:56 PM

    If Jason Peters cared half as much about football as he does about money, he’d be Anthny Munoz

  12. richc111 says: Jul 17, 2013 1:35 PM

    they overpaid for Peters since the 1st day he set his foot on the field. But someone had too

  13. surfinbird1 says: Jul 17, 2013 1:44 PM

    Made in China.

  14. logicaillvoicesays says: Jul 17, 2013 1:49 PM

    bvolke says:Jul 17, 2013 12:56 PM

    If Jason Peters cared half as much about football as he does about money, he’d be Anthny Munoz

    Wayyyyyyyyyyyyy Better right now.

  15. logicaillvoicesays says: Jul 17, 2013 1:53 PM

    braddavery says:Jul 17, 2013 12:41 PM

    I hate this guy. So glad Buffalo let him go

    I bet you are. Best Tackle in football, wonder why you team is a joke. Bills give money to players like Fitzpatrick and refuse to pay players like Byrd.
    How about yall give him away too since you guys are in the buisness of giving the best players in your franchises history for nothing.

  16. eaglesbar says: Jul 17, 2013 2:13 PM

    half the people that works there just got a lay off I bet great job like u don’t have enough money

  17. cobrala2 says: Jul 17, 2013 2:26 PM

    Whoever says they’re cool with having their freshly-reattached achilles tendon retorn due to an accident and simply leaving it as such – an accident – is not thinking clearly. I would bet none of you has dealt with a major tendon/ligament surgery before, either. Every time it’s replaced/fixed you lose athletic potential – period.

    It’s ‘just’ our mobility but it’s that man’s livelihood.

  18. cobrala2 says: Jul 17, 2013 2:28 PM

    eaglesbar, except when you factor how the unethical cost of medical devices are part of the healthcare issues…

    …oh but wait, you probably still think healthcare reform can be fixed by half-baked insurance reform alone, nevermind.

  19. hatesycophants says: Jul 17, 2013 2:43 PM

    Are some of you suggesting a corporation should have no liability for the products they sell? Not for mobility products? Not for baby food/formula? Not for cribs? Not for toys? Not for high chairs?

    You can’t be serious.

    Madness.

  20. macjacmccoy says: Jul 18, 2013 3:26 AM

    Good, all these companies that are now getting cheaper foreign materials and are out sourcing the labor should be held accountable for their shoddy inferior products. I hope these type of law suits become a trend. To where it cost them so much money that it will become cheaper just to use American materials and American workers.

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