A school district outside San Diego, Calif. has agreed to pay a former student and his family $7.1 million after he received a brain injury while playing football.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reports the Grossmont Union High School District is settling the 2014 lawsuit filed by the family of Rashaun Council, who was 14 when he was diagnosed with a concussion following a 2013 game while playing for the Monte Vista High School football team.
The suit claimed the teen has permanent brain damage because coaching staff did not recognize he had a concussion after a game despite being trained to recognize symptoms.
School district official did not respond Friday to the newspaper’s calls and requests for comments.
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