Nyeem Wartman-White, a former Penn State linebacker, is seeking at least $1.5 million in damages from an insurance company after it allegedly reneged on a disability policy after his 2016 knee injury.
According to PennLive.com, Wartman-White filed a lawsuit Thursday in U.S. Middle District Court against International Specialty Insurance Co.
Wartman-White claims that after he skipped the 2016 NFL Draft to return to college for his senior season, he purchased an insurance policy mitigating against the risk of suffering an injury before he could enter the NFL. He tore his ACL against Temple in September and missed the rest of the season. He then went un-picked in last month’s NFL Draft.
Per PennLive, Wartman-White claims he filed notice of his injury on Nov. 18, 2016 and again on Feb. 14, 2017 but has not received a response from the insurance company.
Wartman-White’s policy reportedly promised him $500,000 for loss of value and $1 million for permanent disability, and he claims he’s entitled to additional damages given the company’s failure to pay him.