You may have seen this already, but the estimable Gary Nord is suing Purdue University because of his back injuries. Now, I'm not one to minimize someone's pain. I've had a few serious injuries in my life, and my sister is 32 years old and has the back of a 90 year old, so I don't wish that sort of pain on anyone. But Gary is being one of those litigious people who sues over things like slipping and falling in the supermarket on a rainy day.
Maybe there are more details to come to light, but when the lawsuit states things like Purdue had an “obligation to maintain its property in a reasonably safe condition” and that Purdue’s property “was maintained in a unreasonably dangerous condition,” it sounds pretty thin. In fact, do you know what it sounds like? It sounds like a disgruntled former employee grasping at straws in the hopes of recieving a settlement. The University even extended Nord's health care through the spring after he and the rest of the staff were fired following the 2012 season. I remember Burke confirming that, though I cannot find record of it on the interwebs.
If Gary Nord can sue because he, a 55-year-old man, fell down and hurt his back in the weight room, then I hope all of us can file a class action lawsuit against him for gross negligence or football malpractice or something else you might see on a David E Kelly legal drama.