As reported in the most recent issue of Concussion Litigation Reporter, the Woodmore Local School District (Ohio) and the Woodmore High School head football coach were named defendants in a concussion lawsuit recently in connection with a player’s traumatic brain injury.
While the litigation is ongoing, the lawsuit has already produced some results as the coach, Britton Devier, announced recently that he would not reapply for his job.
“It’s just time for me to move on,” Devier told the media. “I have applied numerous places. I guess I’m looking to move forward.”
He added that “it’s a stressful situation. I just thought it was better for somebody else to start over.”
The lawsuit in question was brought by the parents of a teen, who suffered the injury after the defendants allegedly “implemented an attack against players as part of an effort to punish and haze certain members of the football team for lack of ‘hustle.’”