B.J. Askew has cashed in for injuries he contends cut his promising NFL career short.
Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune reports the former fullback for the Buccaneers was awarded $3.4 million in a civil suit for a car accident in 2009.
Askew was rear-ended on Oct. 12, 2009, as he was driving to practice. The Bucs placed him on the non-football injury list with a neck injury. The club released him the next year. Askew signed with the Bucs in May 2008, picking up an $8.6 million, four-year contract, which at the time was the largest contract ever given to a pure fullback.
Per the report, the truck which injured Askew belongs to Encon, Inc., a commercial renovation and repair company in Florida. Askew has not played football since the wreck.
The case is being appealed.
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