Ohio university pays player $712K to settle concussion suit

May 4, 2016

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) A university in Ohio has agreed to pay $712,000 to a former football player who says he had concussions that led to a permanent brain injury.

Former offensive lineman Cody Silk said in a lawsuit that Bowling Green State University's coaches and medical staff didn't pull him from practice right after he suffered concussions in 2010.

The Sterling Heights, Michigan, native later wasn't allowed to practice, dropped out of school and lost his scholarship.

The Falcons play in the Mid-American Conference. They were coached that season by Dave Clawson, who is now the coach at Wake Forest.


Bowling Green says in a statement that it didn't do anything to injure the former player.

The settlement was finalized this week. Silk agreed not to bring further legal action against the university.

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