Garcia, Kings settle lawsuit over exploding exercise ball

November 1, 2012, 4:18 am
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SACRAMENTO -- The Sacramento Kings have settled a lawsuit with Italian manufacturer Ledraplastic after their exercise ball exploded under Francisco Garcia in 2009, the Sacramento Bee reported Tuesday.

Roger Dreyer, the attorney who represented Garcia and the Kings, told the newspaper the settlement amount was confidential, but he described it as extremely favorable to his clients.

An email to Ledraplastic was not immediately returned.

The Kings and Garcia claimed the ball exploded in October 2009 while Garcia was balancing on it and lifting weights, causing injuries that included a broken forearm.

He missed four months during the first year of a contract extension. The Kings sought to recover his salary. Garcia sued for loss of earning capacity, and pain and suffering.

The Associated Press contributed to this report