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Trial starts in concussion case of dead USC football player


Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles jury has heard opening statements in the case of a widow of a former University of Southern California football player suing the NCAA for failing to protect her husband from repetitive head trauma. It could be a landmark case. Matt Gee was on the 1990 Rose Bowl-winning squad. Alana Gee says he took enough serious blows to the head to develop a degenerative brain disease that led to his death at 49. The NCAA says it had nothing to do with Gee’s death and his mental decline was from years of hard drinking. The case could be the first of its kind to go to a jury.

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