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Injured Football Player Gets $2 Million From Fla. District

By The Associated Press — November 03, 2015 1 min read

The family of a high school football player who suffered a serious brain injury is getting a $2 million settlement from the Hillsborough County school board in Florida.

The settlement agreed to last week is the largest the district has paid. It also creates the district’s first protocol for addressing traumatic head injuries.

Sean McNamee was 16 when he hit his head on machinery while playing catch with Wharton High School teammates before a practice in October 2013.

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A version of this article appeared in the November 04, 2015 edition of Education Week as Injured Football Player Gets $2 Million From Fla. District

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