SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A former San Diego Unified School District student and football player is suing the district.
The lawsuit filed by Jason Srouy alleges he was never informed of the potential financial and legal risks of participating and playing an organized sport if a lawsuit were to be filed alleging any negligent or other claims against the student-athlete.
In 2018 Srouy and the school district were sued by a referee.
The referee was injured during a 2015 game and claimed it was done on purpose.
He alleged Srouy had a history of unsportsmanlike conduct known and encouraged by the coaching staff.
At the time Srouy told 10News he was playing wide receiver during the game, tasked with blocking the opposing cornerback.
During the block, he says the opposing player fell onto the back of the referee's legs, injuring the official.
In a previous interview, Srouy said after learning of the lawsuit a school official led his family to believe the district would help him; however that was not the case.
“It wasn’t on purpose, it was an accident, I didn’t mean to hurt anybody," said Srouy.
Srouy’s attorney tells Team 10 he was eventually dropped from the lawsuit but not before racking incurring more than $125,000 in costs and fees.
A spokesperson for the district says they can’t comment on pending litigation.