Brooks Robinson seeks $9.9M from tribe over fall

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 14, 2014 at 3:37 pm •  Published: April 14, 2014
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MIAMI (AP) — Baseball Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson is seeking a settlement of $9.9 million from the Seminole Indian tribe because of injuries he suffered in a 2012 fall from a stage at the tribe's South Florida casino.

Attorney Jack Hickey is asking the tribe to waive its immunity for Robinson, who otherwise might be limited to only $200,000 in a lawsuit. In a letter to the tribe released Monday, Hickey said the stage at the Hard Rock casino from which Robinson fell had no back railing. Hickey blames the tribe for negligence.

Hickey says the 76-year-old Baltimore Orioles great suffered brain and back injuries. The attorney says Robinson has numerous lingering health problems and had to limit paid and charity appearances, exercise and travel.

The tribe had no immediate comment.