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: Pittsburgh Activists Pushing For Creation Of Civilian Police Control Council
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: Police Surround Home In Moon Township
Onyshko says he developed ALS after suffering brain and spinal cord injuries while playing football at Cal U from 1999-2003.Woman Charged In Connection With Shooting Death Of 18-Year-Old North Hills Graduate Ahmir Tuli
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.