College Hockey:
Former Maine player Solomon suing NCAA over concussion issues

According to the Portland (Me.) Press Herald, former Maine player Kyle Solomon has become the first hockey player to join a class-action lawsuit that claims the NCAA “has failed to do enough to address and prevent concussions.”

Solomon played for the Black Bears from 2008-2010, leaving the team during his sophomore season after a series of events that led to his apparent concussions.

Solomon has since retired from hockey, but has continued his academics at Maine, but according to the report, the effects of his concussions have led him to not being able to read for long stretches, he suffers from migraine headaches and often cannot sleep.

Maine spokeswoman Laura Reed told the Press Herald that the university could not comment due to health privacy laws.

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  • Dan

    As settlement he will get two years of free school… These guys know the risks involved in hockey…

  • Leggs2

    I don’t know the facts, but sounds ridiculous to me. A marginal player who is now shooting for an easy pay-day. Family must know some lawyers. All athletes are now trying to cash in on the NFL legal situation. If you think a concussion in hockey is possible, don’t play. Otherwise, suck it up and be a man.

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