NEW YORK | NCAA injury debate pits player privacy vs. gambling concerns
NEW YORK — Indiana safety Jonathan Crawford is very clear about what he thinks of colleges releasing information on player injuries.
“No,” he said. “Especially if I have no say in it, I wouldn’t want my personal business out there.”
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that allows states to legalize sports gambling has sparked a debate about requiring injury reports in college football, a sport that hasn’t had unified rules. NCAA leaders are analyzing whether it’s possible to have more medical transparency to prevent collusion and be more consistent among hundreds of teams balancing the rules of various universities, conferences and state and federal laws.