Former NFL player David Koehn is looking into claims he owes more than $10 million in medical bills after being hit with a concussion at a Super Bowl party in 2013, according to an attorney for the NFL Players Association.
Koehln has been quoted as saying he’s “deeply concerned” about the bills and wants answers about the circumstances of the accident.
The attorney representing Koehler, Richard Rennick, said he believes the NFL should reimburse the players, and he’s filed a request with the league requesting the investigation be expedited.
Rennack, who represents NFL player Aaron Hernandez, also said Koehlen is being sued by a former teammate who was injured in a fall during the party.
The former teammate filed a lawsuit in October, alleging that the player “was not properly advised of the risks associated with being involved in a party” and was hit in the head with a bottle while intoxicated.
The lawsuit said Kroehn “has suffered numerous, debilitating injuries.”
He said he will seek “further damages from the NFL, including reimbursement of any medical bills that have accrued since his injury.”
Koehner declined to comment.
“The facts and circumstances of this case remain under investigation and I can’t comment on it,” he said in a statement.
Kroehln, 31, played in six games for the Denver Broncos, but he was released before the 2015 season.
He was suspended for two games for violating the league’s policy of not using performance-enhancing substances.
He played one game for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2016.
Kuehn played four seasons in the NFL before retiring.
The New York Jets signed him in the offseason of 2015 and signed him to a four-year, $46 million contract in 2018.