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11W Lawyers...Why is Covid a Liability Issue?

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MJTampa's picture
August 12, 2020 at 10:02pm

I don't understand exactly why liability is an issue here, which is why I'm asking for some help from any 11W readers in the know. Covid is a naturally-occurring worldwide event. In what way is it some college's fault if a player contracts it? How could it be proven exactly where they contracted it? And are schools going to be liable if a non-athlete student contracts it? I could understand the argument if the players felt forced to play because of their scholarship, but the NCAA took care of that when they allowed for the opt-out. So this is simply a voluntary activity taken by legal-aged adults...I guess I don't understand why lawsuits would even be allowed, let alone be victorious. 

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