A former player for the New Orleans Saints is attempting to recover financial damages from the Louisiana team after a previously failed attempt to recover workers' compensation. The player, Darren Sharper, contends that the organization owes him tens of thousands of dollars after he suffered a serious knee injury. A judge had previously ruled that the workers' compensation claim had been filed too late and that Sharper did not prove that the injury prematurely ended his football career.
Sharper contends that he suffered a serious injury during a game against the Carolina Panthers in November 2009. He apparently filed the workers' compensation claim more than two years after the incident occurred. Louisiana law requires injured parties to seek legal action within one year of the alleged accident. Further, Sharper apparently played 18 additional games after suffering the initial knee injury.