Trial starts in concussion case of dead USC football player


              Alana Gee, the widow of a former University of Southern California football player suing the NCAA for failing to protect her husband from repetitive head trauma, leaves the Stanley Mosk civil courthouse of Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. Matthew Gee died in 2018 from permanent brain damage caused by countless blows to the head he took while playing linebacker for the 1990 Rose Bowl winning team, according to the wrongful death suit filed by Alana Gee. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
            
              Alana Gee, left, the widow of a former University of Southern California football player suing the NCAA for failing to protect her husband from repetitive head trauma, and her daughter, Malia, center, leave the Stanley Mosk civil courthouse of Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. Matthew Gee died in 2018 from permanent brain damage caused by countless blows to the head he took while playing linebacker for the 1990 Rose Bowl winning team, according to the wrongful death suit filed by Alana Gee. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
            
              Alana Gee, the widow of a former University of Southern California football player suing the NCAA for failing to protect her husband from repetitive head trauma, leaves the Stanley Mosk civil courthouse of Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. Matthew Gee died in 2018 from permanent brain damage caused by countless blows to the head he took while playing linebacker for the 1990 Rose Bowl winning team, according to the wrongful death suit filed by Alana Gee. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
            
              In a photo provided by USC Athletics, former Southern California player Matthew Gee plays in an NCAA college football game. A lawsuit alleging that the NCAA failed to protect a former Gee from repeated concussions is nearing trial in a Los Angeles court, with a jury seated Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, in what could become a landmark case. The suit filed by Gee's widow says the former USC linebacker died in 2018 from permanent brain damage caused by countless blows to the head he took while playing for the 1990 Rose Bowl-winning team. (USC Athletics via AP)