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Article:"Does NCAA face more concussion liability than NFL?"

curiousobserver

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All of the concerns over the NCAA investigation, the never-ending threads about moving up, etc. are going to be meaningless in about 10 years because there will no longer be any 'small college' football due to the concussion issue.

There is so much money out there for the 'big boys' that they will be able to break away from the NCAA and incorporate, thereby becoming a minor-league professional level for the sole purpose of feeding the NFL, imho.

There is too much money on the table for the NFL and 'big boys' of college football to walk away but the non-BCS schools (as they are now known) simply don't and won't have the money to afford the liability insurance that I think the NCAA will require them to have in order to continue to play football.

So, we can look forward to 'non-contact' soccer or lacrosse because that's all small colleges will be allowed to put on the field. Enjoy Griz football while you can! :twocents:

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"Does NCAA face more concussion liability than NFL?"
Rachel Axon, USA TODAY Sports 8:36 p.m. EDT July 25, 2013

"... Arrington is a named plaintiff — along with former Central Arkansas football player Derek Owens, former Ouichita Baptist University soccer player Angela Palacios and former Maine hockey player Kyle Solomon — in a concussion lawsuit against the NCAA.

Filed by Arrington in U.S. District Court in Northern Illinois in 2011, the case moved forward last week with the plaintiffs filing for class-action certification, and citing an array of potentially damning internal NCAA emails.

Alleging that the NCAA failed its duty to protect athletes, the lawsuit seeks not only damages for former athletes who have suffered the long-term effects of concussions, but also for a change in the NCAA's guidelines and the creation of a medical monitoring class to track athletes' health after they leave school.

Plaintiffs' attorneys assert the NCAA's internal emails conveyed a casual attitude toward the handling of concussions.
 

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