Lawrence Tynes hasn’t kicked in the NFL since suffering an MRSA infection in his toe in August 2013, while he was with the Buccaneers. Today he made it clear he blames the team for the infection and the end of his football career, as he filed a lawsuit against the Buccaneers, seeking $35 million in lost future earnings and damages.
If you’ll remember, the Buccaneers sanitized their entire training facility after Tynes and Carl Nicks contracted MRSA, an antibiotic-resistant staph infection that essentially eats your flesh. Nicks reached a settlement with the Buccaneers over his infection, for a reported $3 million, last year. A third player, Johnthan Banks, also contracted MRSA, though unlike Tynes and Nicks he seemingly recovered just fine and started 14 times for the Bucs last season.