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Stanford runner Jessica Tonn sues NCAA over concussions

Stanford runner Jessica Tonn sues NCAA over concussions

A Stanford distance runner became the first active Division I-A athlete to sue the NCAA over concussions Wednesday.

In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Jessica Tonn accused the NCAA of inadequately educating coaches and athletes about concussions and not implementing return-to-play guidelines or procedures to detect head injuries.

Tonn is a three-time All-American who competes for Stanford’s track and field team and finished 16th at the NCAA cross country championships in 2013.

The lawsuit doesn’t detail the...

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