A news story out of Bowling Green, however, involves a concussion case involving a former Falcon football player.
Cody Silk had been a redshirt freshman offensive lineman. According to a 2013 lawsuit he filed, Bowling Green coaches and medical staff failed to withold him from practices after he suffered repeated concussions during the 2010 campaign. A recent agreement between the school and Silk was approved by the Ohio Court of Claims Monday. Silk, who claimed permanent damage, will receive $712,500 and abstain from future claims. The university, meanwhile, did not admit fault.
BGSU actually prevailed in the Court of Claims first ruling, citing a signed liability release form that is commonly used among collegiate football programs. However, Silk filed another motion, claiming the release did not cover "wanton and willful misconduct." The agreement ends civil proceedings on the matter.