Intercollegiate Concussions: What the NCAA Can Do to Ease the Pain from an Inevitable Headache
Volume 87, No. 1, Fall 2014
By Ashley J. Adams, J.D. Candidate, Temple University Beasley School of Law, 2015 [PDF]

This Comment addresses the need for the NCAA to take a proactive approach to concussion litigation. In doing so, the NCAA should create a fund that is modeled after the court-established trust funds that stemmed from asbestos exposure litigation and the governmentally established Agent Orange Settlement Fund created to compensate veterans exposed to Agent Orange. Accordingly, it must have a two-prong goal: (1) deter future concussion litigation, and (2) compensate qualifying former and current student-athletes for the injuries and diseases from which they suffer due to concussions and TBIs.