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Ex-Notre Dame Football Player Says School Hid MRI Results From Him, Which Led To A Chronic Spinal Injury

Ex-Notre Dame Football Player Says School Hid MRI Results From Him, Which Led To A Chronic Spinal Injury

Last Friday, former Notre Dame linebacker Douglas Randolph filed a lawsuit against Notre Dame, Brian Kelly, head Notre Dame football trainer Rob Hunt, and a handful of doctors, alleging that the Notre Dame football and training staff deliberately concealed a serious spinal injury from him, which he played with and eventually saddled him with a chronic injury after he was declared medically ineligible. The Indianapolis Star first reported on the lawsuit, and a copy of the complaint can be found below.

Randolph played two seasons with the Fighting Irish, most of it on special teams. He says that he started to feel numb in his extremities after taking a hit in practice in September 2015, but that Hunt shrugged it off, sending him back into drills after a two-minute break. Randolph says his symptoms continued to worsen, and eventually, he went in for an MRI. However, according to the suit, Randolph never got to see the results from the MRI and Notre Dame withheld the news that he’d suffered what should have been a potentially career-ending injury….

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