Friday Night Regrets

TitleFriday Night Regrets
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsSkipper, RB, Connolly, P, Althaus, RA, Malm, H
Date Published01/2016
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
AbstractPatrick Risha committed suicide in 2015 after playing football through his youth and into college, during which he was in a large number of high-impact tackles and had a number of sports-related injuries. Family remember him as a bright, outgoing child but say that after college he became a impulsive loner, overwhelmed by even the simplest tasks of daily living like managing his finances. An autopsy of his body after his death revealed chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disorder caused by repeated blows to the head. Patrick's mother has set up a foundation in honor of her son aimed at parents and a youth football. But she is going up against a culture that spawned the CNBC reported $7 billion youth sports industry.
NotesCase from the 2016 Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl National Championship.