PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) Two former high school wrestlers have filed a lawsuit, claiming a county board of education and the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission were negligent in their handling of wrestlers with skin conditions at a regional tournament.
News outlets report Chase Gibson and Orian Pifer claim in the complaint that they were infected with Herpes simplex virus type-1 after wrestling Huntington High competitors who shouldn't have been cleared to compete due to skin issues.
Accusations against the Cabell County Board of Education include failing to train coaches to properly detect skin infections and lesions.
The complaint alleges the activities commission also was negligent in failing to detect infections during skin checks.
Reached by phone, SSAC executive director Bernie Dolan said he had no comment.
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