Wednesday, September 4 2013, 10:55 PM EDT
Two Former Vols Sue NCAA
Two former Tennessee Vols, including Chris Walker, who lives in Chattanooga, have filed a Federal lawsuit against the NCAA, saying it failed to educate them about the risks of concussions and didn't do enough to prevent, diagnose and treat brain injuries.
Walker and Ben Martin, who played for the Vols from 2007 to 2011, and Dan Ahern, who played at NC State from 1972-76, claim in their class-action lawsuit that because of the NCAA's neglect, they're suffering the dramatic consequences.
There was no dollar amount mentioned in the lawsuit, but the three do want the NCAA to pay for a medical monitoring program for former college football players.
If you think this sounds familiar, you're right. Just last week the NFL agreed to pay more than 3-quarters-of-a-billion dollars to settle lawsuits filed by thousands of former players who developed dementia or other concussion-related health problems they say were caused by the game.
Walker and Martin claim to have had repetitive head trauma in scrimmages, practices and games during their careers and now suffer from severe headaches.By Darrell Patterson
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