(AP) NASHVILLE - Ex-New Orleans Saints quarterback Adrian McPherson is suing the Tennessee Titans because the team mascot hit him with a golf cart before the second half of an August exhibition.
McPherson seeks $15 million in punitive damages.
He also seeks $5 million in compensatory damages for what he calls the Titans' negligence. A team spokesman said Monday the Titans are aware of the lawsuit but had no further comment.
The quarterback was on the field August 12th warming up when T-Rac, the Titans' mascot played by director of mascot operations Pete Nelson, hit him with a golf cart while throwing items into the stands.
McPherson missed the rest of the game with a deep bruise in his right knee, and the Saints cut him September 2nd in their final cuts.
The NFL did not sanction the Titans for the incident but reminded all teams that mascots must stay outside of a six-foot boundary around their fields.