Stabbed outside a dance club in San Diego last month, Padres player Tommy Pham filed a lawsuit against the establishment.
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As reported by the daily San Diego Union-Tribune, the 32-year-old outfielder believes this attack could have been avoided.
The lawsuit states that the leaders of the Pacers Showgirls International bar should have intervened to prevent the incident, which took place when Pham wanted to retrieve his car and leave the establishment.
While specifying that Pham did not provoke his assailant in any way, it is mentioned in the documents filed that the baseball player suffered “catastrophic injuries” causing him “significant financial damage”.
In his second season with the Padres in 2021, Pham is set to earn a salary of $ 8 million and will go on to become a free agent.
His total career earnings, excluding the next campaign, are estimated at $ 9.2 million so far, having previously defended the St. Louis Cardinals and Tampa Bay Rays colors.