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NCAA settles concussion lawsuit with $70m fund for college athletes

US university sporting cartel forced to agree to standardise how colleges treat players with head injuries and allow for athletes to seek compensation. Instead of adopting stricter protections for athletes, the lawsuit said the NCAA chose “to sacrifice them on an altar of money and profits”, an approach that occurred even though the NCAA had known for at least a decade “of the correlation between concussions and depression, dementia and early onset Alzheimer’s disease.” A 2010 internal NCAA survey found almost half of athletes with signs of a concussion were put back into the same game. 

American college sports, especially football, has come under scrutiny for head injuries sustained during play | Kathy Willens/AP

American college sports, especially football, has come under scrutiny for head injuries sustained during play | Kathy Willens/AP

AP (July 29 ) – The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70m fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports. Continue reading

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