Lawsuit claims Notre Dame concealed medical issue from football player

Lincoln Wright
ND Insider

SOUTH BEND — A former University of Notre Dame athlete is suing the football program saying coaches misled him about his health and were negligent, both of which resulted in his sustaining permanent nerve damage.

Linebacker and defensive end Doug Randolph has named the university, Coach Brian Kelly, team trainer Rob Hunt and multiple doctors and clinics in the suit alleging negligence and fraud.

In Sept. 2015, Randolph was hit during a practice drill and quickly suffered from numbness in his upper extremities, according to the lawsuit. He told Hunt, who said numbness after such an impact was rare. But, Randolph was only pulled from practice for two minutes.

Randolph continued to fully participate in practices and continued to suffer similar numbness after impacts. After again complaining of numbness to Hunt, Randolph received an MRI scan. The results of the MRI were kept by the football program, the suit alleges, and Randolph was never given the images or told the results by the doctor.

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Former Notre Dame defensive end Doug Randolph chats with players during warm-ups at Notre Dame spring football practice on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, inside the Guglielmino Athletics Complex on campus. Tribune Photo/ROBERT FRANKLIN