Are CCS Legal Fees Escalating to Protect CCS Management or Hide Serious Injuries to Young Athletes or Both?
March 16, 2012 Leave a comment
CCS watchdog has learned that serious injury complaints and reports have been filed directly with CCS . In one case, a young woman suffered a major concussion when a competitor from a private school “ took her out” on the sidelines during a CCS game ( in a sport that is considered low risk for contact injury). Medical reports and testimony were offered and CCS responded the incident was “unfortunate” and that the injured girl’s school had followed proper procedure related to her head injury. However CCS failed to address the offending school. Was that because that school was a private school that had “protection “ with current CCS management?
Was public money used for legal fees when CCS drafted a letter to the family of the injured girl stating the incident was “unfortunate” ? Was public money used for legal fees to determine that despite police reports and medical bills that demonstrated bodily harm had occurred in a CCS game , that no obligation existed to address the matter further? Does that violate personal requirements for both individuals and the organization to report the incident to legal authorities ?
Coaches who tried to speak out and found themselves fired or displaced are now coming forward and providing more details about troubling issues within the CCS organization and the financial exposure schools face by allowing major issues to continue to inflict harm on young athletes. If investigations continue to uncover that CCS has acted improperly on everything from managing conflicts of interest to ignoring obligations to report physical injury of minor children, any criminal or civil charges that may be brought against the organization , or individuals within the organization, will be long overdue and more than justified.