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NCAA Put Profits Over Player Safety, Jury Told In CTE Trial

Law360 (June 14, 2018, 10:08 PM EDT) -- An expert on college sports and former college athletic director told a Dallas jury Thursday that the NCAA has, since its founding, put its own profits ahead of the safety of the athletes it promised to protect, during the first-ever trial concerning the NCAA’s alleged responsibility for a football player’s chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

During the second day of the trial, plaintiff Debra Hardin-Ploetz called to the stand Ellen Staurowsky of Drexel University’s Center for Sport Management to bolster her allegations that the NCAA knew about the long-term consequences of head trauma in football but failed to warn her late husband, Greg...

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