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Widow Of Former SDSU Football Player Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against NCAA

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Widow Of Former SDSU Football Player Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against NCAA

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J. Brady McCollough, reporter, Los Angeles Times

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Sarah Staggs v. NCAA

Sarah Staggs v. NCAA

Sarah Staggs, the widow of Jeffrey Staggs, a former SDSU and San Diego Charger football player, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the NCAA.

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The widow of a former San Diego State University football player is among the first wave of litigants who have filed wrongful death lawsuits against the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

Jeffrey Staggs played for SDSU before becoming a San Diego Charger linebacker in the 1960’s. When he died in 2014, an autopsy found he had been living with a degenerative brain disease known as Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE.

The lawsuits claim the NCAA didn’t do enough to warn players of the risks of head trauma and didn’t do enough to try to protect players from concussion.

J. Brady McCollough, who covers college football for the Los Angeles Times, discusses the latest head injury lawsuits Wednesday on Midday Edition.

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