SAN DIEGO (AP) Former Chargers linebacker Steve Foley has agreed to settle his lawsuit for $5.5 million against a police officer who shot him while off-duty two years ago, ending his pro football career.
Foley struck the agreement with the city of Coronado and Officer Aaron Mansker last week, on the day he was scheduled to testify in his civil trial in San Diego Superior Court, but the terms were not released until Monday.
"He's going to be able to get on with his life and bring some closure," said Foley's attorney Harvey Levine.
The city, an upscale peninsular enclave on San Diego Bay, will pay the entire $5.5 million, Smisek said. Insurance will cover all but $100,000, which will come out of city coffers.