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Former D.C. United Defender Bryan Namoff Sues Club For $12 Million

Former D.C. United defender Bryan Namoff has filed a $12 million lawsuit against the club that alleges they failed to properly treat him for a concussion.

WASHINGTON - JUNE 5:  D.C. United fans hold a banner for Bryan Namoff during game against Real Salt Lake during a MLS soccer match on June 5, 2010 at RFK Stadium in Washington D.C.  (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - JUNE 5: D.C. United fans hold a banner for Bryan Namoff during game against Real Salt Lake during a MLS soccer match on June 5, 2010 at RFK Stadium in Washington D.C. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
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Former D.C. United defender Bryan Namoff filed a $12 million lawsuit claiming medical negligence against the club and former coach Tom Soehn, according to a report from Steven Goff of The Washington Post. The suit alleges that Namoff did not receiver proper care and treatment after suffering a concussion in September of 2009. The defender went up for a header and was shouldered directly in the head by an oncoming opponent. He remained in the game and would then play three days after getting the concussion. That would be the final appearance of his career.

The suit alleges that playing three days later exacerbated his symptoms. He claims he was "not assessed, evaluated or examined" during those three days but was cleared and allowed to play. The symptoms worsened during the game and after nine years in the league, Namoff would never suit up again. Namoff says he now suffers from a constant headache and has also suffered memory loss and brain damage, among other symptoms.

For more on Namoff's suit and D.C. United, visit Red And Black United.