Former Penn State LB files lawsuit, seeking $1.5 million from insurance company

A former Penn State linebacker is seeking a lot of money from an insurance company for revoking a disability policy in 2016.

According to, Nyeem Wartman-White filed a lawsuit against International Specialty Insurance Co. –¬†an underwriter for Lloyd’s of London – seeking $1.5 million.

Wartman-White said he purchased a loss of value and total disability policy in 2016. That policy was meant to ensure that he wouldn’t suffer financially if he was injured in the 2016 season and was unable to continue his career at the NFL level.

Here’s what court documents had to see, per

Wartman said in the suit that after the 2015 season, he chose to forgo the NFL draft and return for the 2016 PSU season with expectation he would be an early-round selection in 2017. He was not selected in April’s draft…

Wartman said in the suit he purchased a policy to ensure he would recover or mitigate any loss of income that might occur if he was injured through Aug. 1, 2017.

In September 2016, Wartman-White suffered a season-ending ACL injury in Penn State’s game against Temple. He played in just three games last season and recorded 14 tackles.

A year earlier, in the Nittany Lions’ opener against the Owls, Wartman-White also suffered a season-ending injury.

Wartman-White says the breach of contract was done maliciously, making him eligible for compensatory and punitive damages.


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