DALLAS (AP) The NCAA settled a lawsuit Friday with the family of a former University of Texas football player that accused the organization of being responsible for his brain injuries and death decades after his playing career.
The lawsuit in Dallas was settled after three days of trial. A court administrator confirmed the settlement but said no terms were released.
The widow of former Longhorns defensive lineman Greg Ploetz sought to hold the NCAA responsible for his health problems long after his playing career. He played at Texas from 1968 to 1971. The Longhorns won the national title in 1969 and Ploetz was the Southwest Conference defensive player of the year in 1971. He did not play professionally but graduated in 1972, earned a master's degree and became a teacher.