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Former Texans punter sues stadium tenant over turf

Updated: November 15, 2012, 6:18 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Former Houston Texans punter Brett Hartmann has sued the county agency that operates Reliant Stadium, blaming "unsafe turf" for a possibly career-ending knee injury.

The 6-foot-2 Hartmann signed with the Texans as an undrafted free agent in July 2011. He played in the first 12 games last season before tearing his left anterior cruciate ligament and fracturing a bone in Houston's 17-10 win over Atlanta on Dec. 4.

Hartmann's attorneys filed the lawsuit Thursday in Harris ...

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