Steelers’ Marcus Gilbert sued by man he allegedly body slammed

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A 54-year-old man has sued Steelers offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert, saying that Gilbert body slammed him and broke his leg in a confrontation at Gilbert’s home.

The man, Larry Parker, says in the lawsuit that he knows many Steelers players and staffers, said the confrontation began at the parking lot of the Steelers’ facility on January 11, when Parker was dropping off a Steelers staffer’s car. Parker says he “voiced a jesting greeting” to Gilbert and then drove off.

According to the lawsuit, Gilbert apparently took offense to that “jesting greeting” and began sending hostile text messages to Parker. Eventually Parker went to Gilbert’s house to discuss the matter, and according to Parker, Gilbert picked him up and slammed him onto the bricks outside Gilbert’s home.

Parker says he suffered a broken leg, a back injury and needed surgery. He is seeking more than $35,000 in damages. Gilbert has had nothing to say about the matter.

14 responses to “Steelers’ Marcus Gilbert sued by man he allegedly body slammed

  1. When the Rooney Clan puts in a call to Roger, any thought of investigating this will be squashed out.

    Is it really absurd to think that owners of the higher revenue clubs have out-weighted influence on the league? Naive to think that wouldn’t be the case.

  2. There’s a big piece of this story missing. This guy did more than what he is saying or is over exegerating what happened. Why just sue why not press actual charges?

  3. thesteelhurtin says:
    Jul 28, 2017 9:54 AM

    There’s a big piece of this story missing. This guy did more than what he is saying or is over exegerating what happened. Why just sue why not press actual charges?

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    Sounds like he might have gotten a medical bill. Statute of Limitations is something like 3 years. Most people don’t realize you don’t have to pay medical bills. Credit score should become irrelevant, if you’re right or being ripped off. They hold that over your head and it’s so easy to fix, anyway. Some bills are bogus too, even when insured.

    I got a bill for 200K from a a Doctor after an operation, I was covered for. I was shocked.

    I told the girl that I was never paying one more penny past the $250 deductible and if the Dr. even considered calling me again or calling a collection agency, I would come down there personally and have a long discussion.

    They read between the lines and never called me again. Speak between the lines because anyone with a half a brain will record such things (legal in my state for only 1 to know).

  4. “thesteelhurtin-Why just sue why not press actual charges?”

    Good question. Parker may have gone to Gilbert’s home uninvited and provoked him so in that case there would be no grounds for charges. Generally the police will tell you that in those situations. So he’ll try for the money instead.

  5. Imagine if there was no NFL. These “people” would be out on the street with little to no money.

    Scary.

  6. I would guess that he’s learned his lesson about making ‘gestures’ to people. As ‘fake coach’ Mike would say….”Obviously this will have consequences, obviously” “Now, next man up”.

  7. Gilbert normally gets body slammed by defensive ends so he thought he would do the same to an older man……………..THE STEELER WAY!

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