Letter from Columbia Football Players Accuses Coach of Ignoring Concussions

The Columbia Spectator reported this week that 25 Columbia University football players hav accused their head football coach, Pete Mangurian, in a letter of downplaying concussions.

In a letter to University President Lee Bollinger, Board of Trustees Chair Jonathan Schiller, and former Board of Trustees Chair Bill Campbell, the players called for the dismissal of their coach.

“Pete Mangurian has consistently denied the diagnoses of concussions,” they wrote. “There are several players who will speak to the fact that Mangurian told them to return to practice, that they are faking their concussions, and that they are being soft if they sit out for their concussion injury.”

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