Player Makes Team-Mate Quadriplegic - AT AWARDS CEREMONY

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Post by Agent 47 on Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:37 pm


Quadriplegic sues football club


A Tasmanian football club is being sued after an incident left one of its players a quadriplegic.

Brent Webster was the captain of the Claremont Football Club when he was injured at a best and fairest count (annual end-of-season football awards ceremony) in 2008.

The then 24-year-old broke his neck after allegedly being wrestled to the ground by his team-mate Nathan Brown.

He is suing the club and Mr Brown for negligence, while Mr Brown is also being sued for battery.

Lawyers for Mr Webster claim the club supplied alcohol to a drunk person and failed to take reasonable action to prevent an offence being committed on the premises.

It is alleged the club should have known that Mr Brown had a tendency to become violent when drunk.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-06-28/quadraplegic-sues-football-club/4098194

Don't they tell us that - "Sport teaches all about life"?

Well apparently it fails to teach - "Don't break other peoples spinal cords."

What a screwed up situation.

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Re: Player Makes Team-Mate Quadriplegic - AT AWARDS CEREMONY

Post by Big Fat Heretic on Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:49 pm

Agent 47 wrote:

Don't they tell us that - "Sport teaches all about life"?

Well apparently it fails to teach - "Don't break other peoples spinal cords."

What a screwed up situation.


Oh gee!

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Post by Skul on Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:59 pm

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