College Football Conference, NCAA Hit With Concussion Suit

Law360, New York (February 24, 2017, 6:05 PM EST) -- Two former Purdue University football players on Thursday hit the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Big Ten Conference with a proposed class action alleging the organizations didn’t tell them about the risks of repeated head trauma from which they now suffer.

Ex-linebacker Michael Rose and former tight end Timothy Statton, who both played for Purdue University in the late 1990s, say that while they were playing football — and sustaining multiple concussive injuries — the NCAA and Big Ten never provided the school with any concussion-management protocols or policies, nor did they disclose the “overwhelming amount” of medical evidence they...

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