NCAA, NFHS Fire Back at Mississippi Plaintiff

The NCAA is arguing that a concussion law passed in the state of Mississippi may void a lawsuit brought by a Mississippi father, who filled a class-action lawsuit on behalf of his son against the NCAA and National Federation of High Schools.

Plaintiff Alvin Jobe alleged that the NCAA and NFHS should be held responsible for failing to certify that high schools have concussion management plans.

The defendants contend that the case should be dismissed in part because Mississippi was the last state to pass a concussion bill on January of this year, meaning there was not a standard of care in place.

“The Mississippi legislature always existed as the appropriate forum to achieve this change in public policy regarding concussions, and the legislature acted in January with the adoption of the (Mississippi Youth Concussion Act),” the NCAA wrote.

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