A 25-year-old Peoria Illinois man filed a lawsuit Thursday against Chicago Bulls superstar Derrick Rose.
Matthew Thompson, a self-described long-time Bulls fan, and electrician claims Rose missing the entire 2012-2013 NBA regular season has caused him to have mental breakdowns and emotional distress, which ultimately led to obesity issues.
According to reports, Thompson claims Rose displayed negligent behavior by refusing to return to the court, despite having been cleared by team doctors. He blames his health issues on the MVP’s refusal to return.
It doesn’t seem likely that Rose will return to the Bulls for the postseason, though the New York Daily News reported that there was still a sliver of hope he would still rejoin his teammates with limited minutes.