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Tennessee Titans Face Multi-Million Dollar Lawsuit

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Former wide receiver David Givens has filed a lawsuit against the Tennessee Titans, alleging the team played him without telling him about a horribly damaged knee.

In week 10 of the 2006 season, Givens was injured on a play that he said changed his life and ended his career. The play came against the Baltimore Ravens early in the 4th quarter. Givens ran 7 yards off the line-of-scrimmage, moved to change direction on his left leg and collapsed.

Doctors carted Givens off the field, and he never returned.

The lawsuit claims the injury could have been prevented.

"His knee just exploded on him. He's had multiple surgeries, and it can't be fixed so that he can play football again," said attorney Dan Warlick.

Warlick has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit on behalf of Givens against the Titans.

In 2006, Givens signed a 5-year deal with the Titans worth $24 million. The Titans released Givens in 2008 and he said he collected on less than two years of his 5-year contract.

Warlick said medical experts have told Givens that had he sought medical treatment for his knee before blowing it out, it could have been repaired. He was only 26 and could have continued his NFL career.

Givens is out of the league and living in Massachusetts. He is asking the Titans for at least $25 million - the money he believes he could have made in the league over a long career.

NewsChannel 5 has a clarification to make on the Titans lawsuit story from Tuesday. In our story, head coach Jeff Fisher talked about the team's policies on injuries. We neglected to say that interview was done during training camp.

Jeff Fisher had no knowledge of the pending lawsuit when the interview was conducted. We regret if anyone was misled by the story.

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