|Lanier Law Firm Attorney Eugene "Gene" Egdorf says Football Season Brings Fresh Focus on Safety|
|August 13, 2012 2:22 pm|
As high school and college football workouts get under way this week, the safety of student athletes is again in the spotlight. Heat-related issues during summer drills, and the threat of concussions once full-contact practice starts, are among the top concerns for coaches and officials, says Houston attorney Gene Egdorf of The Lanier Law Firm. "First and foremost, coaches, trainers and school officials need to look out for the safety of their student athletes," says Egdorf, who has successfully represented injured student athletes and their families, and negotiated a landmark settlement with the NCAA resulting in new health and safety policies for college athletes. Texas UIL instituted new rules this year regarding practice in the heat, and last year the state legislature addressed concussions in football. "Too often, we see too much of an emphasis on winning, with exhausted players told to work harder, and injured players told to 'shake it off.'" For more information, contact Bruce Vincent at 800-559-4534 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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