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Nashville radio personality sues Preds over botched “Human Hockey Puck” stunt

Aug 7, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

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According to the Nashville City Paper, a local radio personality is suing the Predators and Bridgestone Arena management to recover medical costs totaling more than $25,000, stemming from injuries occurred during a “Human Hockey Puck” stunt.

More, from the City Paper:

[Adam] Davis, better known on WRVW-107.5 The River as Intern Adam, was supposed to be slung down the ice on a sled and into a set-up of bowling pins. But during the rehearsal prior to the Preds’ game against the Calgary Flames, he missed the pins completely and crashed into the side of the rink.

Davis was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where screws had to be placed in his ankle.

The lawsuit claims that employees of the Predators failed to provide adequate protection for Davis — and also failed to warn Davis of the risks associated with the stunt. Attorney Bill Leader, who is representing Davis, said his client didn’t sign any kind of waiver form before participating in the stunt.

The City Paper also reports a Preds spokesman declined comment on the matter, noting the organization hadn’t been served with the lawsuit as of Tuesday morning.

You can see a PDF copy of the lawsuit here and a YouTube video of the accident here. (NSFW, language.)

Here’s Davis’ page on The River’s website detailing the crash and subsequent injury. It features many exclamation points.

  1. sportsfreak13 - Aug 7, 2012 at 4:08 PM

    So someone has to warn him that something could go wrong with him being thrown across a ice rink by a human sling shot? At what point will people use common logic and quit with these petty lawsuits.

    • paperlions - Aug 7, 2012 at 5:36 PM

      Suing to recover medical costs is petty?

      Isn’t it actually petty of Nashville to have the stunt and not to extend medical insurance to those recruited to participate in it?

      • sportsfreak13 - Aug 7, 2012 at 5:47 PM

        Did they force him to do it? He’s not their employee so why are they responsible for his injuries when they provided bumper walls and a helmet. Did you read the reasons why he’s sueing? Because the predators didn’t make him sign a waiver saying ” hey this might be dangerous”. Probably because they thought like everyone else that the risk part is understood.

      • lsxphotog - Aug 7, 2012 at 5:52 PM

        It’s called a release of liability form. I’m fairly certain the Preds made him sign one. If they didn’t? This is fair game.

      • paperlions - Aug 7, 2012 at 6:20 PM

        According to the story, he wasn’t asked to sign one.

    • ray2013 - Aug 7, 2012 at 6:53 PM

      It’s a pretty clear case, IMO. He was slung across the ice on a sled by a slingshot. Is it forseeable that he could get hurt doing it? Yes it is and he did. If they weren’t savvy enough to have him sign a waiver beforehand, then they’ll probably lose. Whether or not these types of lawsuits should be conducted is another issue. The way it works now, you have to assume everyone is an idiot and need to be treated as such.

      I’ve seen a warning label (Warning! This product was made in a peanut processing plant!) for people who have an allergy to peanuts. Seems logical, until you realize that it’s on a bag of PEANUTS!

  2. sportsfreak13 - Aug 7, 2012 at 4:24 PM

    So i just watched the video of the incident here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsknMkVFCJw&feature=player_embedded.. The predators gave him a helmet and put up safety bumper walls in the part which he slid into. Were they supposed to wrap him in bubble wrap before sending him down. C’mon man.

  3. sharksman - Aug 7, 2012 at 4:33 PM

    oh its not my fault for trying a stupid stunt ! Its the preds fault lets sue them !! typical dj crap, trying to get people to listen to their show by doing stupid things then looking for someone to sue when it goes wrong.

  4. jacketsfan7 - Aug 7, 2012 at 4:38 PM

    I’ve Tried it b4 it’s fun!

  5. thedavesiknowiknow - Aug 7, 2012 at 5:20 PM

    If one day could go by where another American could not make me ashamed to be American. Thank you, vote Republican.

    • elvispocomo - Aug 7, 2012 at 5:40 PM

      Tim Thomas, is that you?

  6. t16rich - Aug 7, 2012 at 5:57 PM

    Sorry buddy. You’re not in the budget after the Weber deal.

  7. rushledger - Aug 7, 2012 at 6:08 PM

    The lawyers argument to settle the case is “you 26 mil for Weber this year you got 25 thousand for my client!”

  8. hockeyflow33 - Aug 7, 2012 at 6:41 PM

    It doesn’t seem like an odd request to have them cover medical. They’ll most likely double that in attorney fees fighting the case

  9. dkphilly1122 - Aug 7, 2012 at 6:54 PM

    This dude is a dumba$$. Common sense would tell you there’s a risk for injury, and he still did it. That’s no fault of the Preds. Yeah he didn’t sign a waiver, that’s there downfall. I guess they figured like the rest of us, he would have realized the danger of it. Not to mention they padded the walls he ran into and gave him a helmet. What kind of ankle did this guy have before he did this?? A normal one that required screws after slammin into the wall…….suck it up and stop crying over 25K. I’m sure if this guy is a radio personality, he’s pulling in some serious money to not worry about 25K, so get over it. All the radio personalities around here make great money, i’m sure he doesn’t do too bad down there either.

  10. stakex - Aug 7, 2012 at 9:03 PM

    I don’t know why but the title made me laugh…

  11. wenzel0232 - Aug 8, 2012 at 12:24 AM

    He’s an intern. I don’t know a single intern who makes good money. In any industry. Y’all remember how much your complaining about this when your kids airplane falls out of the sky. Flying in dangerous. Airplanes do crash you know, that’s a risk… So suck it up. Right?

    • sportsfreak13 - Aug 8, 2012 at 8:46 AM

      What does the amount of $ he makes have anything to do with it? Hes also a radio dj so he does make $ from a different avenue if that is at all is relevent. First of all theres something called insurance for cases like this and im sorry but did you just compare being slingshotted down the ice to flying? Apples and oranges. Theres risk in alot of things in life but should we sue everytime the worst case scenerio happens because we dont want to take responsibility for our own decisions in life?

  12. wenzel0232 - Aug 8, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    Damn right. If they aren’t willing to take care of the medical bills then they deserve to be sued. He doesn’t deserve a big payday, but he deserves to get his medical bills taken care of.

    You know why we have nets over the glass in the end zones? Because teams got tired of paying medical bills. It’s what they do, no matter what’s printed on your ticket. Remember Brittany? Columbus paid for her medical expenses. Perhaps if Adam died that would be worthy of getting your medical bills paid.

  13. broadstreetbeatdown - Aug 8, 2012 at 9:46 PM

    Nashville can’t scrape together 25K for this guy’s hospital bill yet somehow they are going to miracle 27 million tino Weber’s wallet next year. This is too damn funny.

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