Student Well-Being

Football Player Chooses Law School Over NFL, Citing Concussion Risks

By Bryan Toporek — May 18, 2012 1 min read
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As he prepared to graduate from Ohio State University with a degree in finance this spring, Andrew Sweat, a linebacker for the Buckeyes, signed a free agent contract with the National Football League’s Cleveland Browns after not being selected in the NFL draft.

Two weeks later, his pro football career came to a screeching halt, due to the return of concussion-like symptoms.

Sweat suffered three concussions during his playing days at Ohio State, including one during his senior year that left him with mental fogginess and dizziness for months, according to the

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.