Former Murray State athlete files class action suit against OVC, NCAA

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Story by Mark McFarland, Sports Editor

James Harrison, also known as Clay Harrison, a former football player at Murray State from 2000-05 has filed a class action law suit against the OVC and the NCAA.

Christopher Dore, partner at Edelson PC law firm in Chicago said, Harrison suffered multiple concussions during his playing days at Murray State, including being knocked unconscious. He has suffered multiple head traumas and continues to live with blackouts and painful headaches, Dore told The News.

Dore said there have been 25 other cases filed as of Sept. 1 and expects there to more cases filed through their law firm in the coming weeks. Harrison joins University of Louisville former player Willie Johnson and University of Kentucky former player Demoreo Ford.

Murray State is not named in the law suit because it is protected by law, but Dore said it will still be involved in the suit.

In the last two years; there have been many other suits that have been filed. Dore told The News Edelson PC has helped players receive personal injury claims instead of just receiving medical monitoring in the last two years.

Dore said it could take two or more years for cases like this to get resolved. The cases are being filed in the Illinois northern district federal court.

The News will continue to follow this story and provide more information when it receives it.