The hits just keep on coming.

Thought this was interesting, in part because of one of the specific plaintiffs:

Former college football players at Penn State, Auburn, Georgia, Oregon, Utah and Vanderbilt are suing the NCAA, their former conference and — in some instances — their former school over how their concussions were treated.

Six class-action lawsuits filed Tuesday represent the start of the next wave of concussion litigation in college sports, even as the NCAA finalizes a $75 million settlement from a different lawsuit related to concussions. Chicago attorney Jay Edelson, who is leading this latest effort to sue the NCAA, said 40 to 50 class-action lawsuits will eventually get filed on behalf of tens of thousands of ex-football players.

If it isn’t clear, Georgia isn’t being sued here, but it is being targeted by one former player.

* Georgia — Ronald Hermann (walk-on defensive end, 1984-86) is suing the NCAA and SEC in the Northern District of California. The suit claims Hermann suffered “numerous concussions” and it briefly described an incident in which he “saw stars” after a hit on a kickoff. Today, Hermann’s loss of memory “is particularly challenging, and he has sought out medical treatment in an effort to find answers that Defendants failed to provide,” according to the suit.

There is a downside to being cannon fodder for several years.  I’ll be curious to see the specific allegations and what, if any, news about the program in the latter stages of Dooley’s coaching career emerges from this.



Filed under Georgia Football, See You In Court, The Body Is A Temple

9 responses to “The hits just keep on coming.

  1. Normaltown Mike

    Here in Athens, an 86 year old man dove head-first out of his 2nd story window onto the driveway.

    He wore a leather helmet when he played football at Georgia.


  2. Lrgk9

    Les Enfants Perdue …


  3. Hopefully not 2012 Derek

    I lost my keys the other day. I’m going to sue my old school.


    • Lrgk9

      Ok to lose your keys, it’s when you can’t remember what a key is used for is when you have a problem


  4. gastr1

    I don’t see how universities will be able to justify supporting a sport that causes brain trauma. It’s coming down to that. I wonder, in all seriousness, how many will be left by 2025–unless there are significant modifications to the sport as played by colleges.


  5. I had a nasty concussion playing high school football (didn’t know where I was for a few minutes, and then, as the quarterback, couldn’t remember any of our plays), but I can still remember my name …. most of the time.