Friday Night Rights: Kentucky High School Coach Acquitted

In the first reported criminal case brought against a coach in connection with a player’s on-field death, high school football coach Jason Stinson was found not guilty of reckless homicide and wanton endangerment in connection with the death of  Max Gilpin.  The jury needed 90 minutes to reach its verdict. Despite the testimony of several experts that Gilpin […]

Kentucky High School Football Coach Found Not Guilty in Death of Player

CNN reports that Kentucky High School Football Coach Jason Stinson was found not guilty by a jury on charges arising from the death of one of his players, Max Gilpin. More analysis to follow. For more on this case, see the following Connecticut Sports Law posts: Friday Night Rights: Trial of Coach in Player’s Death […]

CTSportsLaw Readers on Stinson Case, Coaches Liability

Coaches’ liability is a hot topic in sports law, from Little League to high school football.  Connecticut Sports Law received two interesting comments on the case of Commonwealth of Kentucky v. Stinson and coaching liability, which are worth sharing: Commonwealth of Kentucky v. Stinson I’ve followed this case from the beginning on my blog, Your Kid’s Not […]