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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 senior’s condition, other than she “suffered a head injury as a member of the track team” and “needs...

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