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Former Texans Punter Sues Owners of Reliant Stadium Over Career-Ending Injury

Apparently the Houston Texans’ Reliant Stadium isn’t your typical turf. Rather than most natural-grass stadiums, which grow their field in once piece, Reliant Stadium’s grass is made up of 8′x8′ patches. It probably makes it easier to remove the field, unlike University of Phoenix Stadium, which rolls the entire field outdoors entirely in one piece. Well, the odd configuration...
Via NESN.com
November 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Former punter is suing over ‘unsafe turf’

During the recent elections, one of the local measures on the ballot I filled out was for funding of a new athletic field that would have been constructed with field turf. I voted no. One of the reasons why is because I believe kids should play on grass because it is safer. Field turf is [...]
Via The Victory Formation
November 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Ex-Texans Brett 'the Punter' Hartmann sues Reliant Stadium lessee over 'unsafe turf'

Former Houston Texans punter Brett Hartmann, who was suspended 3 games after he tested positive for Adderall and 8 games after he tested positive for a weight loss drug (he denies the latter and says... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
Via Bob's Blitz
November 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Ex-Texans punter sues Houston stadium

Brett Hartmann, a former punter with the Houston Texans, is suing the owners of Houston's Reliant Stadium for negligence regarding an injury he suffered to his non-kicking leg late last season, his lawyer announced Thursday. Hartmann alleges he suffered a career-threatening knee injury last December when his foot was caught in a seam between grass pods, attorney Greg Egdorf...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Ex-Texans punter sues stadium tenant

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...
Via Fox Sports
November 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Former punter sues stadium tenant over turf

HOUSTON (AP) -- 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...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
November 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Former Texans punter sues stadium tenant over turf

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...
Via AP on Fox
November 15, 2012  |  Discuss

NFL suspends Brett Hartmann for eight games

Former Houston Texans punter Brett Hartmann has been suspended by the NFL for an additional eight games. He was already suspended for the first three games for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy. Hartmann was cut during the preseason. Hartmann was signed by the Texans last year after going undrafted out of Central Michigan.
Via profootball.scout.com
September 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Texans First Cuts Announced

The Houston Texans have released their first cuts of the preseason and getting to the league mandated 75 by Monday. The biggest surprises with the current list is Brett Hartmann, Derrell Smith and Nick Mondek. Nick Mondek was drafted in the 6th round in the 2012 NFL draft and was considered a project coming into the season.  He never really impressed at any level to get to...
Via State of the Texans
August 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Texans Training Camp: The Opening Act

Today was a the opening day of Texans 2012 Training Camp, and there was a buzz in the air. So much 5,012 fans showed up as early as 2 a.m. before the gates opened at 7 a.m. Plenty of notes on today’s camp.     Camp Notes   - The first hour of practice was outside, but was soon moved inside. The reason was that they wanted the team to get “acclimated” to the heat. -  Offensive lineman...
Via State of the Texans
July 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Texans that are on the Fringe

With training camp closing in, the Houston Texans will be faced with some tough decisions with their roster heading into week 1. I know this may be premature talk but the reality has to set in, NFL teams are always looking for the younger and cheaper options for their teams. Last season, the Texans were able to have rookies, both drafted and undrafted, make an impact on the season...
Via State of the Texans
July 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Texans F.A. Additions Pulse

With the season still about six weeks away and possibly more signings along the way, we have decided to look at the free agent signings the Houston Texans have made this off-season. The names the Texans have brought in are not considered big splashes by any stretch, but there is a possibility a few of these free agent additions could prove vital for the Texans in 2012. In 2011...
Via State of the Texans
June 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Texans Sign Donnie Jones

The Houston Texans according to Nick Scurfield, have signed 8 year veteran punter Donnie Jones to a contract to become the punter for the 2012 season.  The intial report it is a two-year deal, but the full details of the contract have not been released. Jones, a former LSU Tiger, broke into the league in 2004 with the Seattle Seahawks, and has spent the last seven seasons...
Via State of the Texans
March 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Hartmann Suspended by NFL

Houston Texans rookie punter Brett Hartman was handed down a 4 games suspension by the NFL. The reason is unknown, but Houston Fox Sports, Mark Berman was the first to report the news via twitter.   Mark Berman‏ @MarkBermanFox26 Texans punter Brett Hartmann suspended 4 games by the NFL. He served one during the playoffs. Hartmann has to serve 3 more. Hartmann was lost during...
Via State of the Texans
March 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Contract Talk: Neil Rackers

In this series we are going to look at the potential free agents of the Houston Texans, and figure out if they work into the plans for the coming years….   Considered a savior of some short Neil Rackers was signed to replace the much maligned Kris Brown in 2010 to help shore up an embarrassing kicking game. He actually had a kicking “competition” when he arrived in 2010...
Via State of the Texans
January 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Turk: 'dream come true' to be back with Texans

Matt Turk, who lives in Houston with his family, was watching the Texans game Sunday when punter/kicker Brett Hartmann went down with a torn ACL.So what did Turk do?"I was watching the game live and I...
Via Houston Texans Examiner
December 09, 2011  |  Discuss

Texans cut Clemens, put Hartmann on IR

The Houston Texans cut quarterback Kellen Clemens and placed punter Brett Hartmann on injured reserve. The 28-year-old Clemens joined the Texans (9-3) on Nov. 23 after quarterback Matt Schaub was injured and needed season-ending surgery to repair a Lisfranc injury in his right foot. Backup Matt Leinart was injured in the next game, rookie T.J. Yates became the starter and Houston...
Via Fox Sports
December 06, 2011  |  Discuss

Texans cut QB Clemens, put P Hartmann on IR

The Houston Texans cut quarterback Kellen Clemens and placed punter Brett Hartmann on injured reserve.
Via ESPN
December 06, 2011  |  Discuss

Texans cut QB Clemens, place Hartmann on IR

The Houston Texans made a pair of roster moves Tuesday, cutting quarterback Kellen Clemens and placing punter Brett Hartmann on injured reserve. Clemens was signed by the Texans after Matt Schaub suffered a season-ending right foot injury. Backup Matt Leinart went down for the season in the next game, and Houston then signed Jake Delhomme to serve as backup to rookie T.J. Yates...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 06, 2011  |  Discuss

Texans release Clemens

The Houston Texans have released backup quarterback Kellen Clemens and placed punter Brett Hartmann on injured reserve.
Via Miami Herald
December 06, 2011  |  Discuss

Texans rookie punter Hartmann done for season

Houston Texans rookie punter Brett Hartmann will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL in his non-kicking leg, head coach Gary Kubiak announced on Monday. Undrafted out of Central Michigan, Hartmann won a training camp competition with veteran Brad Maynard, averaging 36.1 yards on seven punts and posting four touchbacks as a kickoff specialist. Through the first 12 games...
Via Texans Gab
December 05, 2011  |  Discuss

Brett Hartmann Lost for the Year

The Houston Texans on Monday afternoon announced that rookie punter Brett Hartmann would miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL. Hartmann suffered the injury at the end of the fourth quarter on a non contact play in the middle of the field.   Head Coach Gary Kubiak thought Hartmann was hit by [...]
Via State of the Texans
December 05, 2011  |  Discuss

Texans Punter meets Texans Logo, Logo wins (Video)

Reliant Stadium's turf has been getting harshly criticized all year due to the injury inducing leg problems it as caused many NFL players, mostly to the hometown Houston Texans, this year. After Andre Johnson, Brian Cushing and multiple other Texans players left Sunday's game, completely or for a quarter, against the Atlanta Falcons, Texans punter Brett Hartmann had...
Via Sorry Bro: Sports Through Houser
December 04, 2011  |  Discuss

Bucs can't find groove in tough loss to Texans

TAMPA, Fla. -- This is how bad things got Sunday for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. When Desmond Briscoe ran back a kickoff for the Bucs late in the third quarter, he was viciously slammed to the grass at his own 17-yard line -- by Houston's rookie kicker, Brett Hartmann. When besieged quarterback Josh Freeman hit tailback Kregg Lumpkin for a 16-yard completion late in the second...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 13, 2011  |  Discuss

Bucs can't find grove in tough loss

TAMPA -- This is how bad things got Sunday for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. When Desmond Briscoe ran back a kickoff for the Bucs late in the third quarter, he was viciously slammed to Raymond James Stadium grass at his own 17 yard line -- by Houston's rookie kicker, Brett Hartmann. When besieged quarterback Josh Freeman hit tailback Kregg Lumpkin for a 16-yard completion late...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 13, 2011  |  Discuss
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