Tag:Sports

Professor Abrams Urges Youth Leagues to Respect Players’ Cultural, Ethnic and Religious Identities

February 19th, 2016

When the Flagstaff (Ariz.) High School Eagles girls’ basketball team faced Greenway High School earlier this month, the Eagles players wore their hair in traditional Navajo buns during pregame warmup. Flagstaff is near the Navajo reservation, a

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WFAN Sports Radio: Professor Abrams Discusses High School Football Concussions Lawsuit

February 2nd, 2016

On WFAN sports radio (New York), Professor Doug Abrams and host Rick Wolff discussed the recent case of a New Mexico high school football player who suffered a suspected concussion in the state semifinal playoff game. The

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ESPN Article on Paralyzed Player’s Lawsuit Quotes Professor Abrams

January 11th, 2016

Professor Doug Abrams was recently quoted in an ESPN article that discussed a paralyzed student football player and his lawsuit against the Pop Warner organization. The judge of the case allowed the claim to proceed against Pop

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Professor Abrams Discusses Youth Sports Concussion Prevention and Litigation

December 8th, 2015

In a new blog post, Professor Doug Abrams explains that prevention efforts, and not tort litigation, should remain the primary strategy to meet the youth sports concussion crisis because prevention is proactive; lawsuits are essentially only reactive.

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Federal Disability Law: Prof. Abrams on WFAN Sports Radio

August 6th, 2015

In an apparently unprecedented case, a Maryland federal district judge recently held that Towson University violated federal disability laws when it recently refused to permit 22-year-old Gavin Class to return to the school’s Division I football team.

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