Moore & Bertuzzi officially reach an agreement: NHL violence avoids spotlight for now
The decade long legal battle between Todd Bertuzzi and former Colorado Avalanche player Steve Moore is officially at rest.
After confusing reports1 of a potential settlement between Moore and Bertuzzi surfaced about two weeks ago, they were quickly undermined2 by Steve Moore’s brother,3 Mark, claiming the deal was a farce to pressure Steve into settling.
The allegations were finally ended on Thursday, however, when Steve Moore released an official statement leaving no suspicion or doubt: “the legal case for the loss of my NHL career is over. I have accepted a settlement4 agreement which has now been finalized and signed by all the parties.” As was anticipated, the amount was not disclosed, nor will it likely ever be.
Moore’s lawsuit arose from a career-ending sucker punch he received on ice from Todd Bertuzzi, a member of the Canucks, back in March of 2004. A few weeks prior, Moore landed a questionable body-check on Vancouver’s Captain, Markus Naslund, giving him a concussion. Vancouver players publicly spoke out about Moore, calling him a marked man.
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- Tags: Canada | Concussion | Criminal Law | Ice Hockey | National Hockey League (NHL) | Player Welfare | United States of America (USA)
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