NCAA, Others To Pay $1.2M For Player's Fatal Head Injury

By Y. Peter Kang (August 8, 2016, 8:19 PM EDT) -- The National Collegiate Athletic Association on Monday said that it and others will pay $1.2 million to settle a wrongful death suit filed in Maryland state court by the parents of a football player who died in 2011 after suffering a head injury, ending a case that was halted on the eve of trial.

The NCAA said it and other defendants will make a collective payment to a foundation set up by the parents of Frostburg State University football player Derek Sheely, who died after participating in a practice drill that his parents claimed shouldn't have been allowed by the governing...

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