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Concussions and college football: Ex-player’s case takes aim at NCAA

Adrian Arrington is going to make a compelling witness.

Twenty-seven, articulate, loving father of three, the former Eastern Illinois defensive back and team captain battles seizures and the effects of multiple concussions. He’s on welfare because his condition keeps him from driving or holding a job. Who knows when that next seizure is coming? When it does, Arrington doesn’t remember afterward and typically sleeps for two days, exhausted.

Whether the defendants in Arrington’s lawsuit, the NCAA, are guilty or not of what he says is neglect on the concussion issue, legal experts have to know what kind of figure he is going to strike on the witness stand — if his case ever gets in front of a jury.

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