$70 Million NCAA Head Injury Settlement

By: News 10
By: News 10

The NCAA has agreed to settle a class action head injury lawsuit.

Several dozen athletes sued college football's governing body for concussions they suffered while playing contact sports.

They claim schools put too much responsibility on players to self-report concussions, and some teams rush to put players with head injuries back into games.

In the settlement, the NCAA will create a $70 million fund to examine current and former college athletes to determine if they brain trauma playing contact sports.

Those results could establish grounds for athletes to sue individually for damages.

The NCAA will also give all athletes baseline neurological tests at the beginning of each year to help doctors determine the severity of any future concussions.

A federal judge must approve the deal before it goes into effect.


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