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August 15, 1961


• Halfback Luther Carr, who was with the team for a cup of coffee last year in training camp, filed suit against the team, claiming medical malpractice related to a back injury he suffered in an exhibition game on August 24 against the Bills

• In the suit, filed with the Alameda County Superior Court, Carr alleged that the team medical staff misdiagnosed the injury that ended his football career and was seeking a total of $258,100, with the $8,100 covering lost salary and the remainder for medical costs and damages

• The suit named the team, Providence Hospital, and team doctor Kendall Small as defendants

• Small responded by saying there were inconsistencies in the suit’s allegations

• General manager Bud Hastings said that the team hadn’t heard from Carr following his injury until now, that the medical costs were covered by the team’s insurance, and that these complaints were usually handled by the commissioner’s office


• The team traded halfback Dick Christy to the Titans in exchange for tight end Dave Ross

Injury Updates

• Guard and placekicker Larry Barnes injured a knee but was able to continue practice

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