High School Football

A South Carolina appeals court ruled in favor of Charleston’s City Paper in a defamation dispute brought by high school football players and their head coach. The paper published an opinion piece criticizing the team’s post-game ritual in which they threw watermelons they had drawn faces on while making “monkey-like” sounds. 

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High School Sports

A former high school football player sued the Cache County (Utah) School District for negligence, claiming that after he took a helmet-to-helmet hit while playing for Ridgeline High School, and he told his coach he thought he’d suffered a concussion, the coach told him to “man up … quit being a pussy (and) get back out there,” in Cache County Court.

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NFL Concussions

The SEC claims in federal court that Cambridge Capital Group Advisors fka Cambridge Capital Advisors, Phillip Timothy Howard and Don Warner Reinhard raised most of $4.1 million from brain-damaged former NFL players, through knowing or reckless misrepresentations, and misappropriated $973,000 of it “to pay themselves fees and to cover costs associated with Howard’s personal residential mortgages.”

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