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Published: Wednesday, 8/29/2012 - Updated: 1 year ago

Former BG redshirt sues university, football coach for head injuries

ASSOCIATED PRESS

COLUMBUS — A former Bowling Green redshirt player has sued the university, head football coach Dave Clawson, former team trainers Doug Boersma and Annette Davidson, and former equipment manager Joe Sharp over head injuries he says he received during practice that could have been prevented and were not treated properly.

In a filing in Common Pleas Court, Cody Silk, who joined the team in August of 2010, says he had short-term memory loss and other symptoms after sustaining "multiple concussions." He eventually dropped out of school and his scholarship was revoked.

The suit alleges that BGSU violated NCAA concussion and head trauma protocols.

Silk seeks in excess of $25,000 to cover medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of future earnings, emotional distress and the value of his scholarship.

BGSU's assistant athletic director for communications Jason Knavel said ""The University does not comment on on-going litigation."



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