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 […]

Friday Night Rights: Trial of Coach in Player’s Death May Change High School Athletics

Michael McCann of Sports Law Blog and SI.com, has an interesting piece on Commonwealth of Kentucky v. David Jason Stinson, in which former high school football coach Jason Stinson is set to begin trial today in connection with the death of one of his players during practice. McCann writes that this case – in which Stinson faces felony […]