Concussions and College Football: Ex-Player’s Case Takes Aim at NCAA

August 18, 2013
By Dennis Dodd

Twenty-seven, articulate, loving father of three, the former Eastern Illinois defensive back and team captain battles seizures and the effects of multiple concussions. He’s on welfare because his condition keeps him from driving or holding a job. Who knows when that next seizure is coming? When it does, Arrington doesn’t remember afterward and typically sleeps for two days, exhausted.

Whether the defendants in Arrington’s lawsuit, the NCAA, are guilty or not of what he says is neglect on the concussion issue, legal experts have to know what kind of figure he is going to strike on the witness stand — if his case ever gets in front of a jury. [It was reported Monday that the NCAA is considering a settlement in the Arrington case.]

Montgomery McCracken attorneys Steven Pachman and William Conaty comment on the legal implications of concussions in college football.  Click here to read full article.