Lawsuit against football league settled in Brunswick County

Published: Sep. 11, 2014 at 12:11 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 15, 2014 at 3:11 AM EDT
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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Leaders in Brunswick County have finally settled a lawsuit against a youth football league over an alleged dangerous hit on a child.

Richard Hollar claims coaches Brian McDowell and William Powell were encouraging illegal and unsafe hits on his son Kasey, during a football game in 2012.

The lawsuit sparked outrage from parents in Brunswick County, who called for stricter background checks in lieu of the incident.

After a closed session at the Aug. 29 Board of Commissioners meeting, the Board approved a settlement agreement, awarding $22,000 to Hollar and his son for legal fees.

McDowell and Powell have been banned from coaching in the league.

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