Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 11/18/14

DETROIT - 2009: Zack Follett of the Detroit Lions poses for his 2009 NFL headshot at photo day in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by NFL Photos)
Zack Follett was a reckless special-teams player during his short NFL career with the Detroit Lions. A neck injury suffered from a helmet-to-helmet collision ended his season early in 2010 and, ultimately, his career. Less than a year later, he was released when a comeback attempt failed. Now, Follett, who is 26, out of football and owns an organic coffee shop in his hometown of Clovis, Calif., will be goingto court to try to resolve a worker's compensation dispute with the club. The Detroit Free Press reported that a settlement conference has been scheduled for next week in a California court on a claim filed last year by Follett against the NFL club and its insurance carrier, Liberty Mutual. According to court documents reviewed by the Free Press, Follett's contract required that this type of claim needed to be filed in Michigan. Follett made the claim where he's living, in California, which has more liberal worker's comp laws. Follett's attorney, Roy Keeli...
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