NCAA Failed To Protect Players From Concussions: Suit

Law360, New York (September 29, 2011, 3:02 PM EDT) -- Two former college football players on Wednesday launched a putative class action in Illinois federal court accusing the NCAA of negligence and carelessness in failing to take the appropriate steps to protect student-athletes from debilitating head injuries.

Plaintiffs Derek Owens and Alex Rucks say the NCAA has failed to address or correct dangerous tackling methods; implement appropriate policies to prevent, manage, mitigate and remedy head injuries and concussions suffered by its student-athletes; and establish the necessary emotional, medical and monetary support for these student-athletes — who...
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