NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An attorney for the family of a northern New Jersey high school football player who died after being injured in a 2008 junior varsity game says a settlement has been reached in the case.
Attorney Beth Baldinger, representing the family of Ryne Dougherty, says a $2.8 million settlement was reached Monday with Montclair High School and the Montclair Board of Education. Baldinger says the Dougherty family hopes their son's case brings attention to the importance of properly managing concussions.
Dougherty, a junior linebacker, suffered a brain hemorrhage during an October 2008 game against Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey. His family announced his death shortly after the 16-year-old underwent surgery.
An after-hours message left Monday night for the attorney representing the school district was not immediately returned.