Three former college football players are suing the NCAA, saying it failed to educate them about the risks of concussions and did not do enough to prevent, diagnose and treat brain injuries.
With the NFL settling the lawsuits from former players over the long term impacts from head trauma, I suspected that former NCAA athletes may follow suit. Impact sports, especially football, result in many instances of sometimes multiple concussions with these players. One argument is that the sport has inherent risks and the players engage knowingly and willingly. Other arguments are that the coaches and trainers sometimes allow or even pressure players to “stay in the game” or return sooner than they should to playing. It will be interesting to see how this plays out in comparison to the NFL suit.
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