Sunday, August 23, 2009
It is not a matter if... It is a matter when.
If you are going to be around sport and exercise, it is time to CYA! Liability in sport is no longer about the possibility of a lawsuit, it is more about when the lawsuit will be served. We are in a very litigious society. Not only are we facing the possibility of lawsuits, but we are also facing the strong arm of the law. This is actually a good thing. Nothing is more important than the athletes that we are attempting to help. Last August (2008), a sophomore football athlete in Kentucky collapsed and died (3 days later) from heat illness complications. The football coach was indicted on a charge of reckless homicide. He has now been indicted again the charge of wanton endangerment. The days of a coach denying water MUST end. There are many ways to control and discipline athletes. To endanger the health of an athlete in the name of discipline is not one of these. Take a look at this article… Ex-coach indicted on second charge in player's death