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Tynes Files Lawsuit vs. Buccaneers
Monday, April 6
Albert Breer of NFL Network provided the initial details of Tynes' lawsuit, which centers around the kicker's case of MRSA that he contracted prior to the 2013 season:
Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times dug a little deeper into the lawsuit:
Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times added that the lawsuit "says team actively concealed, ongoing incidents of infection among other individuals that had used and visited the team’s facilities. They also failed to employ necessary sterile techniques and routinely left therapy devices, equipment and surfaces unclean," via Twitter.
Furthermore, "Tynes lawsuit claims former Bucs trainer Todd Toriscelli contracted MRSA and confided to members of the organization he had the infection," per Stroud.
Tynes was infected during 2013 training camp when an ingrown toenail didn't heal properly. Contrary to what the Bucs announced to the public, Tynes' wife revealed in August 2013 that he wasn't responding well to initial treatment.
Auman explained why the Buccaneers likely won't comment on the matter for the foreseeable future:
Tampa Bay released Tynes in March 2014 after he spent his entire time with the Bucs on the non-football injury list.
The 36-year-old veteran hasn't attempted an NFL field goal since 2012, when he was finishing the best days of his career with the New York Giants.
This has been an unfortunate saga that has dragged on for too long without a clear resolution. It remains to be seen if some sort of settlement will be reached whenever the legal case concludes.