[I]NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Dec. 18, 2006) -- Former New Orleans Saints quarterback Adrian McPherson is suing the Tennessee Titans because the National Football League team's mascot hit him with a golf cart before the second half of an August exhibition game.
McPherson filed his civil lawsuit in Davidson County Circuit Court and also is seeking $5 million in compensatory damages for the Titans' negligence and $15 million in punitive damages. A team spokesman said the Titans were aware of the lawsuit but had no further comment.
The quarterback was on the field Aug. 12 warming up when T-Rac, the Titans' mascot played by director of mascot operations Pete Nelson, hit him with a golf cart while throwing items into the stand.
McPherson missed the rest of the game with a deep bruise in his right knee, and the Saints cut him on Sept. 2.
He was signed by the Austin Wranglers of the Arena Football League in November.
The NFL did not sanction the Titans for the incident but reminded all teams that mascots must stay outside of a two-meter (six-foot) boundary around their fields. [/I]