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"From the Gym to the Jury" is a Bi-Monthy On-Line Newsletter designed to protect your sports programs (and yourself) from costly injuries, liability and lawsuits. This newsletter is a nationally acclaimed source for legal trends and risk management strategies for universities and sports programs.
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LAWSUIT ALLEGES UNSAFE
TACKLING LED TO PARALYSIS
A youth sport football player made a tackle in a 2011 game. His family alleges that his Pop Warner coach taught him to use an illegal tackling technique and that his paralysis is due to this unsafe method of tackling.
COACH FIRED FOR RUNNING-UP SCORES
Football Coach of the Year and the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division Two State Championship winning coach, Carl Turner, has been fired. Turner has stated that he was fired because his Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School team, on route to a perfect 2013 season, ran-up the scores on several opposing schools.
DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY SUSPENDS
BAND AFTER ALLEGED HAZING INCIDENTS
The entire Delaware State University (DSU) band was suspended amid yet unspecified allegations of hazing.
MOSS WILL NOT GROW ON
A ROLLING STONE
Amy Moss filed a complaint against the Franklin County Board of Education in Alabama, claiming that the school board discriminated against her in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The plaintiff asserts that she was not selected for an open coaching position in the fall of 2011 because of her gender and in retaliation for an earlier lawsuit she had initiated.
FOLLOW-UP STUDY FINDS
LIFELONG VALUE IN HIGH SCHOOL
The Journal BMC Public Health has published a follow-up study of 712 World War II veterans conducted jointly by Cornell University and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. In the study, the veterans were physically fit as determined by passing difficult physical exams for military screening in the 1940s. All of the men were 78-years-old at the time of the follow-up study. The follow-up revealed that playing varsity sports in high school did strongly predict being physically fit and having to make fewer doctor visits 50 years later in life.