As the first active division one athlete files a lawsuit against the NCAA over concussions, athletes, lawmakers, doctors and lawyers gathered together Friday in Baltimore to focus on the effects and consequences of concussions in sports.
A lawsuit stemming from the head-injury death of a Frostburg State University football player should be dismissed because his coaches did not know the athlete was bleeding or had suffered a concussion and could not have foreseen that he was endangering his life by participating in practice drills, lawyers say.
Helmet-to-helmet contact is the cause of death for a Frostburg State football player. Derek Sheely, 22, died during practice late last month.
Friends and family members are sharing memories of a Frostburg State University football player who died after collapsing during practice.