Former UCLA offensive lineman John Lopez is suing because of repeated concussions suffered during Jim Mora’s practices. He claims the repeated head injuries led to a suicide attempt back in 2016.
According to Lopez, he was rushed back to practices after head injuries and ridiculed for being injured.
Via TMZ Sports:
John Lopez — a 6′ 5″, 305-pound offensive lineman — says repeated concussions he suffered during Mora’s practices led to his suicide attempt back in 2016.
Lopez claims after being recruited by Mora to UCLA … he almost immediately suffered his first-ever concussion at the Bruins’ August 2013 training camp in San Bernardino.
Lopez says Mora and his staff didn’t take the proper steps to safely return him back to the field … and rushed him back into practice.
In fact, Lopez says he was ridiculed for being injured … and alleges one of Mora’s coaches even made up a special drill where other players were encouraged to “f*ck him up!”
Football coaches not taking head injuries seriously? Since when? Contact me when there’s a believable version of this lawsuit.
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