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First Concussion Lawsuit From Active Division I Athlete
March 7, 2014

The majority of the dozen or so athletes who've sued the National Collegiate Athletic Association over concussions have been football players, and in the top division, they've all been former athletes. But the first current Division I athlete to sue over the issue is a female cross country runner from Stanford University. Jessica Tonn alleges in a lawsuit filed Wednesday that the NCAA failed to adequately educate coaches and athletes about concussions and did not implement proper guidelines and procedures to detect head injuries, the Los Angeles Times reported. Tonn says in the lawsuit, filed in a U.S. district court, that she "suffered a head injury as a member of the track team" and "needs medical monitoring." The NCAA did not respond in time for publication.

 

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