It’s been a year of highs and lows for Patriots defensive back Patrick Chung. He broke his arm in Super Bowl LIII against the Rams, earning a ring in the process, but now has to recover from surgery on the arm. Now he’s involved in a bizarre lawsuit by a former Rams employee.
According to TMZ, a former Rams ticket executive is suing Chung and others over a trash-talking incident that led to the executive’s firing.
Per the report, the executive sent trash-talking texts to a friend in which he called Chung a “b—h” for breaking his arm in the Super Bowl. The friend then sent the texts to Chung, who then posted the texts on his social media pages (before taking them down).
Chung’s post called out the executive, saying, “This is disrespectful of you. I would never wish or say anything like this to anyone after they just broke their arm. You should be ashamed bro.”
The ticket executive was later fired, and in the days that followed, he filed a lawsuit against Chung, his friend, and others for “defamation” to the tune of $1.75 million.
It’s certainly one of the more bizarre off-season incidents to cross the wire since the end of the Super Bowl, and one that seems likely to give Chung a few extra headaches in the months ahead.