NCAA Concussion Lawsuit

Published On: Aug 24 2014 09:47:21 AM EDT
Updated On: Aug 24 2014 10:49:28 AM EDT

2011. Multiple University of Miami football scandals. Most recently, the program was investigated for NCAA rules violations centering around improper benefits given by a booster. Past scandals including one in 1994 where an academic adviser plead guilty to helping 57 football players falsify applications for Pell Grants.

Chicago, IL -

A former San Diego State football player wants a judge to reject the proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit against the NCAA, saying it will deny billions in damages to athletes who suffered head injuries.
    
The request came in a new federal court filing on behalf of Anthony Nichols, whose head-injury lawsuit was one of ten consolidated into a single case in U.S. District Court.
    
Under the settlement proposed in July, the NCAA would set aside $70 million to diagnose current and former athletes for brain trauma.
    
Friday's filing criticizes provisions barring the class as a whole from seeking a single sum in damages.
    
It says most individuals couldn't afford to sue the NCAA and that athletes "get nothing but are forced to give up everything" in the settlement.