National Hockey League venues often offer entertainment between periods, including contests, music and stunts. The Nashville Predators are no exception. One of their stunts is the Human Hockey Puck, in which a willing participant is catapulted across the ice via slingshot and into oversized bowling pin-shaped cushions at the opposite end of the arena.
The Predators asked Adam Davis, aka “Intern Adam” from 107.5’s “Woody and Jim in the Morning” show, to be a human hockey puck at a December 2011 halftime show. According to court documents, Predators reps told Davis that the stunt was “safe” and he would “not be at risk for injury.”
During a practice for the stunt, Davis missed the pins and “struck the wall of the ice rink with great force.” The result: a fractured ankle that required surgery, screws and ongoing medical care.
Davis filed a lawsuit against the Predators, claiming that they had a responsibility to protect him from such injuries. Davis’s injuries include mental and physical pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life and mental anguish. He seeks $25,000 to compensate for his injuries.
So far, the Predators have not commented on the lawsuit.
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