NCAA Didn’t Protect Players From Concussions, Suits Say
Law360, New York (August 8, 2017, 3:00 PM EDT) -- The National Collegiate Athletic Association and a number of its member conferences have been negligent in protecting their players from injuries, specifically in protecting football players from concussions that can cause brain damage, according to 12 proposed class actions filed Monday in Indiana federal court.
Former NCAA athletes claim the association knew by the 1990s that concussions were becoming increasingly common, but failed to warn student-athletes about the long-term injuries they could cause. The NCAA generates $1 billion in revenue each year from college sports, but does not give its players post-college pension or medical benefits or allow them bargaining power...
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