NCAA Concussion Lawsuit Poses More Legal Complications Than NFL Suit
by Anthony Caruso on September 9, 2013
One week after a historic $765 million settlement regarding concussion-related injuries, between the National Football League and roughly 4,500 former athletes, many commentators may have thought the issue was resolved. However, three former college players have brought a concussion lawsuit against the NCAA that is expected to present more legal complications than the settled NFL case.
The players are accusing the league of negligence in managing head injuries and protecting athletes from concussions. Research compiled by the Chronicle for Higher Education found that of the 101 college football trainers surveyed, 42 said coaches have pressured them to return players to the field after they have suffered a concussion. A string of several other studies have recently emerged that call into question NCAA coaches' handling of critical sports injuries.
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