Buffalo Bills running back Nyheim Hines has hired legal counsel to explore options following the July jet ski crash that he says left him with a season-ending knee injury, according to his attorney.
Brad Sohn, Nyheim Hines' attorney, said the accident in North Carolina will lead to a painful recovery and market value loss for the 26-year-old player.
“He was crashed into by other people which caused him to lose an NFL season, lose some market value going forward, having surgery, a painful rehab and all those things,” Sohn said. "The goal is to make sure whatever ramifications there were from other people's negligence don't get put onto Nyheim moving forward."
In a report from the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, it is noted that the jet skis were rented from a third party.
According to that report, Dylan Peebles, the operator of the jet ski that allegedly hit Hines while he was on his jet ski, did not have the necessary boating safety education required in the state of North Carolina.
Peebles has been charged with careless and reckless operation.
It is still unclear to whom or what type of legal action Hines may take.
Peebles could not be immediately reached for comment.
Below are images of Hines' damaged jet ski obtained from the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.