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Supreme Court Denies Review of Arena Football Player's Claim

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 | 164 | 0 | 0 min read

A split Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected an appeal of a denied workers’ compensation claim by an athlete who was injured while trying to regain a roster spot with the Orlando Predators Arena Football League team. In a 4-3 decision, the justices rejected former Predators lineman Bryon Bishop’s appeal of a 1st District Court of Appeals ruling that he was not eligible for workers’ compensation benefits because he was not a Predators employee when he was injured.  Bishop had played as a lineman with the Predators but left the team after one year. In 2013 he decide...

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