Will Antonio Brown sue over his frostbitten feet?

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Lost in the shuffle of Raiders receiver Antonio Brown‘s return to practice and his scavenger hunt for a less-than-10-year-old Schutt AiR Advantage with a compass in the stock and this thing that tells time are his frostbitten feet. More specifically, how his feet became frostbitten.

Yes, the Raiders and Brown reluctantly have acknowledged that he suffered the injury while inside a cryotherapy chamber last month in France. No, they still haven’t said how it happened.

Via MJ Acosta of NFL.com, agent Drew Rosenhaus said at Raiders camp on Tuesday that “they can’t divulge any information as to the cause of the injury to the player’s feet because legal action against the cryotherapy company involved could be coming in the near future.”

Given that the injury happened in France, that could be a difficult and expensive lawsuit to bring. Even if a claim would be made against the manufacturer of the unit — and even if the unit was made in America — whoever owned and operated it would be a necessary party to the action, which would make France arguably the correct location for filing suit. Also, multiple reports (starting with Chris Simms on PFT Live, who first had the news of the cryotherapy debacle) have indicated that Brown failed to wear proper footwear into the chamber.

This means that Brown potentially has some responsibility for his injuries. Which would complicate any lawsuit that may be brought. Which makes it far less likely that a lawsuit will be filed.

Of course, an actual lawsuit doesn’t have to be filed. Suggesting that someone else may be civilly responsible for the injuries provides convenient cover for the apparent reality that Brown is partially if not totally responsible for the injuries.

31 responses to “Will Antonio Brown sue over his frostbitten feet?

  1. Without knowing anymore details other than he was wearing sweaty socks and not the proper footwear what’s he going to sue over? I’d imagine they warned him about it but he was probably on his phone trying to do a selfie with the cryo machine.

  2. “Brown potentially has some responsibility for his injuries”
    If, by some, you mean at least 99.9% I agree.

  3. He could really use the winnings… to defray the cost of settling the lawsuit from the chef he stiffed.

  4. Maybe the company in France can settle for around 40k, made payable to Brown’s chef. Once again AB does whatever he wants and somehow comes out on top.

  5. The company is responsible for supplying the safety wear to the client and checking they have it on. It’s always been the company’s fault.

  6. first had the news of the cryotherapy debacle) have indicated that Brown failed to wear proper footwear into the chamber.

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    The company supplies the client with the socks and footwear (among other safety wear). They are also responsible to make sure before the client gets in it that they are wearing everything required. So, the way it’s been reported the company just let Brown wear whatever he wants in a dangerous device? RIGHT!

  7. I’ve heard of chryotherapy.. never heard of chryotherapy centers. The whole point of chryotheropy is to reduce inflammation immediately after a workout. Working out then driving 20 minutes to a chryo clinic is asinine.

  8. pantherfan95 says:
    August 16, 2019 at 10:46 am
    The American way, stupid people being able to sue because they are stupid. Anybody remember a lady suing McDonalds over hot coffee?
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    To be fair on this hot coffee thing have you actually ever read about the details on it? The coffee maker was found to be dangerously high temperature wise (many degrees over the acceptable level) and the poor woman’s inner thighs were completely burned from it because they didn’t properly put the lid on it. She died not to long after the incident due to complications. I’m not arguing we have a frivolous lawsuit issue here but the example people always used was not frivolous.

  9. The company HAS a responsiblity to make sure they are wearing what they are suppose to be wearing. Regardless of how annoying and stupid their client is. If I go to get a chest x-ray and tell the X-ray tech I’m NOT gonna wear that heavy blanket for protection, guess what?…..you know they WON’t take the x-ray.

  10. I could not care less about AB and the drama he creates.

    But this:

    “a less-than-10-year-old Schutt AiR Advantage with a compass in the stock and this thing that tells time”

    This made me laugh. Nicely done, Florio.

  11. anyone that has spoken about cryotherapy as a result of this incident has reported that you need to wear shoes/socks/gloves to avoid issues with frostbite. I am sure Brown knows this as it likely wasn’t his first time. Sounds like he was taking a shortcut thinking it would be fine, and it wasn’t.

  12. jonathankrobinson424 says:
    August 16, 2019 at 11:10 am
    The company HAS a responsiblity to make sure they are wearing what they are suppose to be wearing. Regardless of how annoying and stupid their client is. If I go to get a chest x-ray and tell the X-ray tech I’m NOT gonna wear that heavy blanket for protection, guess what?…..you know they WON’t take the x-ray.

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    No… cryotherapy isn’t a medical procedure overseen by a doctor. The companies responsibility is to inform the customer what the safe usage rules are and then the customer needs to follow the rules. If they don’t it’s on them.

    Now if the rules were not clearly communicated, then it’s another story.

  13. cadreamer1969 says:
    August 16, 2019 at 10:43 am
    first had the news of the cryotherapy debacle) have indicated that Brown failed to wear proper footwear into the chamber.

    ————————————–

    The company supplies the client with the socks and footwear (among other safety wear). They are also responsible to make sure before the client gets in it that they are wearing everything required. So, the way it’s been reported the company just let Brown wear whatever he wants in a dangerous device? RIGHT!

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    You don’t know that’s true. If there is an attendant that didn’t follow procedure that’s an issue, but I don’t think we know that they are responsible to check if someone put on socks. They probably only have to tell them to do it.

  14. it takes 1 trip into one of those things to understand what is required on your feet. Same as knowing you need to be completely dry.. I am sure this wasnt his first rodeo in this thing and would put a lot of this on him. he probably didnt wear the socks or the slippers… Cause he is AB and he paid cash money at the counter… it was paid for.

  15. If the facility was at fault due to a failure to provide protective gear or failing to advise AB to wear protective footwear, that’s what Rosenhaus would be saying. Doing so would provide a specific explanation and help AB’s image.

    The fact that he hasn’t said that speaks volumes.

  16. AB is AB enough said. Raiders will realize AB spells team with an I. He’ll be quick to throw everyone under the bus when he doesn’t get his stats. The raiders knew this going in and still traded for him. They even gave him guaranteed money. Who’s the bright penny now?

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