ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - A former central Florida varsity football player is suing his old high school, saying it didn't protect him on the field.
Caslow was sidelined four years ago when he played high school football for Orangewood Christian School in Maitland after showing signs of a concussion.
Court papers said a team trainer conducted a test on the junior varsity football player and the results verified
The final straw came during a game in October 2009 when two big hits on running plays reportedly caused traumatic brain injury.
Caslow is suing the school for negligence.
"The concussion phenomenon is really new. We've seen it in the NFL. We've seen it in the college level. We're now seeing the effects of concussions at the high school level," said WFTV legal analyst Bill Sheaffer.
The lawsuit said Caslow suffered permanent physical and mental injuries to his head and brain and that he's also lost mental capacity.
"And now we're going to see medically what
The suit claims the school was negligent because coaches and staff allowed him to play, knowing he had a concussion.