Last Thursday, I had the privilege of participating in a panel discussion entitled “A Panel Examining the Legal Implications of the NFL Concussion Lawsuits & the Future of Football” at the University of Connecticut School of Law in Hartford (Conn.). I thoroughly enjoyed the panel and found it extremely informative. Moderator and Sports Law Professor Lewis Kurlantzick did an outstanding job framing the various legal issues involved with football and concussions. Attorney Paul Anderson provided an insightful analysis of the class action lawsuits filed by former NFL players against the league (check out Paul’s blog, http://nflconcussionlitigation.com/) and Attorney and Sports Law Professor Rob Romano discussed the liability of coaches and the role of the player agent with respect to concussions. I examined how the concussion issue is being handled at the youth, NCAA and NFL levels (which will be the topic of a future post).
My sincere thanks to Professor Lewis Kurlantzick and Michael Schoeneberger of the UConn Arts, Entertainment & Sports Law Society for inviting me back to UConn Law and for their outstanding work putting together this event.