Student Well-Being

Second Youth-Concussion Lawsuit Filed Against NCAA

By Bryan Toporek — September 29, 2011 1 min read

For the second time this month, former college football players have filed a class action lawsuit against the NCAA for failing to protect them from concussions and the side effects of concussions.

Back in mid-September, a former East Carolina University football player filed suit against the NCAA, alleging that the organization “failed its student-athletes—choosing instead to sacrifice them on an altar of money and profits.”

The chief plaintiff, Adrian Arrington, suffered multiple concussions in his four-year playing career. The suit accuses the NCAA of being negligent in terms of responding to the dangers of concussions, including failing to correct dangerous tackling techniques.

On Wednesday, a

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