College Athletes File Class-Action Suit against NCAA over Concussions

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College Athletes File Class-Action Suit against NCAA over Concussions

The New York Times reports that a class-action suit claiming the NCAA has been negligent in addressing concussions suffered by athletes has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern district of Illinois on behalf of Derek Owens, Adrian Arrington, Mark Turner, and Angela Palacios. Palacios is a former soccer player; Owens, Arrington, and Turner are former football players.

NYT writer George Vecsey interviewed Owens, who describes his history of concussions, the first two of which he sustained in high school. His most recent concussion, in 2010, resulted in depression, migraine, and poor academic performance.

The NCAA says that the suit is “without merit”.

Read the article at nytimes.com.

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