Former Utah high school football player suing school district and state governing body after coach told him to “man up” after a concussion.

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Konner Finn, a former high school football player at Ridgeline High in Utah, is suing the Cache County School District and the Utah High School Activities Association, saying his coach told him to “man up” and keep playing after he reported thinking he had a concussion. The incident allegedly occurred in 2017.

Finn is seeking $300,000 in damages, contending he sustained a traumatic brain injury that has him dealing with pain, blackouts and personality changes.

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