Could a lawsuit about concussions in high school football usher in the end of the sport? The Illinois High School Association thinks so. The Associated Press reports the IHSA filed a response to a lawsuit about concussions in Illinois sports saying the case could jeopardize schools across the state to the point where they may have to roll up the turf.
Plaintiffs in the case contend there needs to be court supervision over how schools manage head injuries. But the court filing from IHSA says the possible mandates could make football too expensive for poorer school districts. A status hearing on the case is scheduled in Cook County April 23rd.