As long as football is being played at a high level, concussions will continue to happen and it’s almost impossible to figure out where the bulk of the damage to the brain exactly happened.
For Limas Sweed, he knows when he suffered the most and he wants to be compensated for it.
The former Texas Longhorns wide receiver is now alleging that he’s suffering from serious brain disorders as a result of hits from his college football career … and now he’s suing the NCAA, according to TMZ.
“The 34-year-old says he’s suffering from all sorts of brain-related disorders and he’s pointing the finger at the NCAA for not doing enough to protect the players.
In his suit, Sweed says … “While playing at Texas, [Sweed] suffered from numerous concussions, as well as countless sub-concussive hits as part of routine practice and gameplay.”
Sweed says when he took a large blow to the head, he would be sent back into the game (or practice) after an “inadequate amount of time.”
As a result of repeated damage he took, Sweed now claims he suffers from depression, headaches, memory loss, mood swings, emotional instability, motor impairment and more.
Sweed claims his pain is a “direct and proximate result of [the NCAA’s] negligence.”
He’s suing for more than $5 MILLION … citing fraud, negligence and breach of contract.”
After his college career, Sweed would go on to be selected in the second round of the 2008 NFL draft.
His career never panned out the way he had hopped it would, and after two years, he found himself out of the league and playing in the Canadian Football League. He would retire there after a few more years.