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David Robinson’s Son Says He Is Retiring from Football After Multiple Concussions

Having suffered three concussions in the span of 12 months, a Notre Dame football player has decided to hang up the cleats.Corey

The player, Corey Robinson, is not just any player. He is the son of NBA Hall of Famer David Robinson and  young man who was just elected the Notre Dame student body president in February. Robinson suffered his third concussion in 12 month during spring practice. After consulting with a neurologist, he made his decision.

“After much contemplation and prayer, I have decided not to continue football due to multiple concussions,” Robinson said in a statement. “I couldn’t have come to this difficult personal decision without the incredible support from so many within the Notre Dame football program. I am extremely thankful to Coach Kelly and his staff for the life-changing opportunity to play football at the greatest University in the world. I will continue to help our team as a student assistant and look forward to a great senior season.”

Head Football Coach Brian Kelly added: “This was an extremely tough decision for Corey. He’s such a committed kid to everything he does–whether its academics, football, community service or campus leadership initiatives–that he wanted to finish four-year career on the field. He was so excited to lead a group of young receiver this fall. While that won’t happen in the manner Corey initially intended, he will remain involved with the program on a day-to-day basis as a student assistant. He sets a remarkable example for all our players–not only how to represent yourself on and off the field, but also how working hard through adversity can lead to tremendous success.”

 

 

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Latest Issue of Concussion Litigation Reporter is Packed with Ten Articles

June 2016, Vol. 4, No. 12

Timely reporting on developments and legal strategies at the intersection of sports and concussions—articles that benefit practicing attorneys who may be pursuing a claim or defending a client.

Table of Contents

  • Family of High School Lacrosse Player Sues over Concussion
  • Federal Judge Denies NHL’s Motion to Dismiss in Concussion Case
  • Attorneys Debate California’s Worker Compensation Laws and the Role They Play with Concussions
  • Appeals Court Overturns Earlier Ruling, Holding School in Washington State May Be Liable in Concussion Case
  • Ex High School Football Player Sues School District, Alleging Failure to Follow Concussion Protocol
  • Attorney Shares Insights about How the Insurance Industry Is Dealing with the Concussion Crisis
  • Use of Ultrasound Technology to Monitor Sports Concussions Comes to Texas High Schools
  • Judge Favors WWE in Concussion, Citing ‘Inherent Risk’ in Sports as Factor
  • Riddell Files Patent Infringement Actions against Schutt Sports and Xenith, Could Impact Concussion-related Products
  • Bowling Green Reaches Settlement with Former Player Who Suffered Concussions
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Former USC Player, Who Claims He Was Forced to Play While Concussed, Settles with School and Ex-Coach

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Brian Baucham, a former player on the University of Southern California football team, has reached a settlement with the school and his former head coach, Lane Kiffin, after claiming that he was forced to play too soon after a concussion, leading to permanent disabilities.

In the lawsuit, which was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court in September 2014, the plaintiff alleged that in September 2012 he suffered a concussion in a game. The next morning, he alleged, USC’s health clinic diagnosed him …

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