By: KDKA-TV News Staff
WASHINGTON COUNTY (KDKA) — A local man with ALS who lost his lawsuit against the NCAA has had his appeal rejected.READ MORE: Two-Dose Version Of Johnson & Johnson's COVID 19-Vaccine Is 94% Effective
Matthew Onyshko is a former firefighter who played football at the California University of Pennsylvania. He says the NCAA did not do enough to protect athletes from concussions.READ MORE: Family Escapes House Fire In Scott Township
Onyshko says he developed ALS after suffering brain and spinal cord injuries while playing football at Cal U from 1999-2003.3 People Injured In Head-On Crash Along Rt. 68 In Butler County
A Washington County jury found the NCAA was not negligent and thus not at fault for Onyshko’s ALS. An appeals court did not have an issue with that ruling.