Former Saints safety Darren Sharper is continuing to pursue a comp claim against his former team while in prison in California on rape charges. Sharper’s attorney, Frank Bruno, is slated to appear before the 4th Circuit Court of Appeal on Thursday as the next step in a three year ordeal involving the denied claim. The Advocate reports that “Sharper is suing the Saints, claiming he became “disabled” from a lingering left knee injury that he initially suffered on Nov., 8, 2009, in a game against the Carolina Panthers in the Superdome. Bruno wrote in court filings that Sharper reinjured the knee numerous times, including during the Saints’ 2011 playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Bruno said Sharper was hurt during Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch’s 67-yard run in which Lynch barreled through the Saints’ secondary and clinched the game for the Seahawks.” Sharper is seeking over $95,000 in benefits. The workers compensation judge, Diane Lundeen denied the compensability of Sharper claim because it had been filed two years after the alleged accident, one year beyond the statutory limit.
Read the full story from The Advocate here.
Read a report from WorkCompCentral on the issue here.