October 22, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A former Tennessee Titans player claims the team failed to tell him about a defect in his knee that led to injury and eventually ended his career.
Former wide receiver David Givens makes the claims in a lawsuit filed Tuesday.
Givens claims a doctor discovered a defect in his knee during a physical around the time his contract was being negotiated in March
2006. He claims the examining doctor told team officials he "may need surgery at some point."
But Givens claims he was "kept in the dark about his condition" and urged to keep playing by team officials.
Givens hurt the knee in a game later that year. He has not played professionally since.
Titans officials said Wednesday they had not seen the lawsuit and had no comment on it.