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Denver Broncos linebacker Aaron Patrick is suing the NFL, ESPN and the Los Angeles Chargers over his season-ending ACL tear. Patrick cites negligence that allegedly resulted in the injury.

The injury took place on October 17 in a game between the Broncos and Charges at SoFi Stadium, as Patrick’s momentum carried him out of bounds and into a sideline worker. He also stepped on a rubber mat, which his lawsuit blamed as part of the reason for his injury, as his cleats were caught in the mat. He was then diagnosed with an ACL tear in his left knee. The list of defendants includes SoFi Stadium, Kroenke Sports & Entertainment and the Roe mat company.

Patrick is seeking compensation for lost salary and bonus opportunities he possibly missed out on, along with significant pain and emotional distress.

Patrick will lose out on a $370,000 base salary and $200,000 to $400,000 in potential bonuses. Patrick is in his second season and was originally an undrafted free agent.

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