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University Sues Former Football Player Who Sued The School

Kolby Listenbee says doctors and coaches forced him to play hurt, costing him a chance at an NFL career.
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University Sues Former Football Player Who Sued The School

Texas Christian University has filed its own lawsuit against a former football player who's suing the school for forcing him to play through injuries.

The Fort-Worth Star-Telegram reported Friday that TCU filed a motion in court Wednesday saying two doctors named in the suit were independent contractors, so the school should be removed from the lawsuit.

Former TCU wide receiver Kolby Listenbee sued the school, team doctors, the Big 12 Conference and Horned Frogs head football coach Gary Patterson, claiming they all cost him an NFL career.

Listenbee says he suffered a pelvis injury in 2015, his senior season, and should have been given eight to 12 weeks to recover. Instead, he says, Patterson and others forced him to play three weeks later, threatening to kick him off the team if he didn't.

Listenbee struggled on the field after the injury. Though the Bills drafted him in the sixth round in 2016, health issues kept him off the field. He's never played in the NFL. He seeks over $1 million in damages.