HS football player sues over staph infection

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by Jeff Fisher

WCPO-TV is reporting that a lawsuit has been filed against two school districts after a high school football player suffered a serious infection from a cut that lawyers say occurred while he played a football game at Newport High School in Kentucky.

The suit claims that Brycen McWilliams, who was playing for Somerset High School, sustained a cut that became infected with staph bacteria from the artificial turf of the field during a game against Newport Central Catholic.  McWilliams was hospitalized for a time.

A Penn State study has found no evidence of more staph bacteria on artificial turf compared to regular grass fields.

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.