January 11th, 2019 | by CollegeAD

Oregon sophomore offensive lineman Sam Poutasi is suing the University of Oregon, the NCAA, former Oregon head coach Willie Taggart and former strength coach Irele Oderinde for negligence regarding an offseason workout in January 2017 that sent him to the hospital for rhabdomyolysis. Poutasi is suing for $5 million in damages, citing “physical and emotional pain, inconvenience, loss of enjoyment of life, and diminishment of avocational abilities,” according to the case filing. The lawsuit lists that Poutasi claims that “negligence” of the defendants led to his injuries, which include rhabdomyolysis, swollen arms, muscle aches, loss of the use of his arms and damage to his kidneys. Poutasi is still on the team roster, according to the UO Athletic Department. The lawsuit comes one day after former offensive lineman Doug Brenner filed a lawsuit as one of the three players who were hospitalized. Brenner is suing for $11.5 million. Poutasi’s lawsuit was filed in Multnomah County through Pickett Dummigan McCall LLP, a different law firm than Brenner’s lawsuit. – Jack Butler, dailyemerald – Read More

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