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Three Former Penn State Players Among Plaintiffs In NCAA Concussion Lawsuit

Former safety James Boyd, linebacker Eric Ravotti, and defensive back Robert Samuels are all suing Penn State, the Big Ten, and the NCAA, according to Jon Solomon of CBS Sports. The lawsuits allege negligence in terms of how players were treated after being injured, and could help scores of players receive financial compensation. A Chicago attorney spoke to CBS saying that between 40 to 50 class-action lawsuits will be filed for tens of thousands of former players.

The lawsuits are seeking compensatory and punitive damages for both past injuries and future medical costs. The three men who played at different times between 1988 and 2001 say they suffer from mood swings, memory loss, and other key components of cognitive functioning.

The news comes nearly one month after a federal appeals court upheld a $1 billion settlement plan for thousands of former NFL players alleging similar claims.

A handful of former players from other marquee schools are also named as plaintiffs in the suit, a list that includes Auburn, Georgia, Oregon, Vanderbilt, and Utah.

Given the amount of time it took for the NFL’s concussion settlement to be upheld, this matter figures to be much of the same. Don’t expect this to be resolved quickly.

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David Abruzzese

David is a senior from Rochester, NY, nestled right in beautiful Western New York. He is majoring in Broadcast Journalism, and as an avid sports fan, he passionately supports the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres. He is the first Penn Stater from his family, and couldn’t be prouder to represent Penn State University. In his free time, he likes to alpine ski, and play golf. You can follow him on Twitter @abruz11, and can contact him via email at [email protected]

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