Former Mustang sues Marble Falls school district, ex-coach over repeated concussions

AUSTIN — The Marble Falls Independent School District and a former head coach showed little regard for a football player who suffered 30 concussions that left him permanently disabled, the ex-athlete claims in a federal lawsuit.

MFISD and Cord Woerner, the district’s former athletic director and ex-head football coach, are named as defendants in the suit filed Sept. 7 by Blake Alan Ripple, 20. He graduated in 2011.

According to the suit, Ripple, at one time a lineman for the Mustangs, National Honor Society student and Academic All-District, “is unable to live independently, let alone go to college.”

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