Friday Night Rights: Middletown Football Coaches Cleared of Charges

The Middletown High School football coaches charged with reckless endangerment after a student-athlete collapsed during a workout on a particularly hot and humid day have been cleared of all charges.  Paul Doyle of the Hartford Courant has the story: School assistant football coaches were dismissed Tuesday after defense attorneys proved water was provided for a […]

Friday Night Rights: Kentucky v. Stinson to Trigger Changes in High School Athletics

A number of commentators have noted that the case of Commonwealth of Kentucky v. Jason David Stinson could have profound effects on high school athletics.  After all, this was the first criminal prosecution of a coach involving an on-field death.  Now that Stinson has been acquitted on all charges related to the death of Max Gilpin, […]

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 […]

Tuesday Sports Briefs

Ken McGagh / Daily News More on McCummings Sean Jacquet of the The MetroWest Daily News features Natick quarterback Scott McCummings, who has committed to UConn.  According to Jacquet, UConn envisions using McCummings as a quarterback: Several other schools (Syracuse, Stanford, Harvard, Vanderbilt, Rutgers, Florida International) courted the 6-foot-2, 215-pound McCummings - Syracuse reportedly rated […]

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