Lawsuit against football league settled in Brunswick County
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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