Tuesday, July 29, 2014
NCAA Settles Concussion-Related Lawsuit
The National Collegiate Athletic Association has settled a class-action head injury lawsuit to diagnose college athletes who may have suffered brain trauma while participating in intercollegiate contact sports, including ice hockey. The NCAA is creating a $70 million fund to address the issue.
Former University of Maine forward Kyle Solomon, who had to stop playing due to multiple concussions suffered in junior and college hockey, was part of the lawsuit. A native of Southampton, N.Y. who prepped with the Boston Junior Bruins, Solomon skated with Maine from 2008 to 2010, notching a goal and five assists in 42 appearances with the Black Bears.