Former Kansas Player Sues NCAA Over Head Trauma

Former Kansas fullback Christopher Powell alleges in a lawsuit that the NCAA failed to adequately protect athletes from head trauma.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reported that the suit was filed this week in the in the U.S. District Court for Western Missouri. The class action suit seeks an undetermined amount in damages for Powell and other athletes who suffered head trauma in college.

Powell, of Kansas City, Mo., said in his filing that he sustained at least four concussions while playing for Kansas from 1990 to 1994. Powell says he continues to suffer neurologic and cognitive deficits that require medical monitoring and out-of-pocket expenses.

Kansas is not a named defendant in Powell’s suit. The NCAA didn’t immediately respond to a request from The Associated Press seeking comment.