Generally, I'm not a huge fan of the idea of suing others for accidental injuries in sports. When you decide to take part in such extracurricular activities, you assume a level of risk. It's inherent in many of the games, especially football and wrestling. In order to safeguard against this, Wisconsin law dictates that students may not sue anyone for accidental injuries while participating in contact sports.
Tuesday, a ruling came down from the Wisconsin Supreme Court that cheerleading was included in this legislation. Previously, the District 4 Court of Appeals had ruled that cheerleading was not a contact sport, and thus, lawsuits could be filed for accidental injuries.
Cheerleading Now a Contact Sport in the State of Wisconsin originally appeared on Backporch FanHouse on Tue, 27 Jan 2009 22:35:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.