NCAA Settles Suit Over Football Player's CTE Death Mid-Trial

By Daniel Siegal (June 15, 2018, 3:31 PM EDT) -- The NCAA and the widow of a former University of Texas defensive lineman alleging the organization could and should have prevented her late husband's chronic traumatic encephalopathy reached a settlement Friday, days into the first-ever trial about the NCAA's responsibility for a football player's CTE.

Plaintiff Debra Hardin-Ploetz and the NCAA reached their agreement during the lunch hour break in the third day of the trial in Dallas before District Judge Ken Molberg, the judge told the jurors around 1:40 p.m.

The judge, quoting poet John Milton, told the juror it was their service that had enabled the case to be resolved....

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