Bell Rung, Then Gavel Sounded
A hockey player who was concussed by a rival player is suing his vanquisher for Assault and Battery.
Tucker Hannon, a Duxbury hockey player, was heading towards the goal when Alex Way of Scituate lined him up. Hitting the oblivious Tucker like a tsunami on skates, Way sent his opponent to the hospital. The concussed Tucker missed the rest of the hockey season, and was out of school for 5 weeks.
Now, his parents are suing Scituate High School. Claiming that he only wanted to discuss the matter with school officials, Tucker's father resorted to the lawsuit only after Scituate ignored his calls. Way was never suspended for the hit.
I recall a similar school-sports-violence lawsuit, but I think it was on The White Shadow (Salami decked a kid). I'm not sure how it worked out, but we'll follow this case closely.
My father died early in my life, but he did teach me two critical things in our time together.... 1) Always Skate With Your Head Up and 2) Never Play Cards With Somebody Named After A City. He left enough wiggle room in the latter to allow me some initiative if I'm holding 4 aces and am facing off against Schenectady Scott, but he was quite firm on the former.