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Coaches Beware of Participating With Players in Practice

Tonya L. Sawyer


Zachary B. Elias v. Kenneth Davis and Sterling Edwards; Ct. App. Mo., West. Dist. Div. Four; 2017 Mo. App. LEXIS 758; 8/8/17

A Missouri court of appeals reversed a trial court and restored a plaintiff’s claim that a head football coach and an assistant coach were liable for assault and battery when the assistant coach donned football pads and participated in a practice in which he injured the plaintiff. In the same ruling, however, the court affirmed the finding that dismissed the claim of negligence against the two defendants.

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