Paralyzed former Nashua North football player awarded $1.3 million in settlement

  • Cooper Doucette met with Rob Gronkowski, thanks to Dunkin Donuts in 2012 Courtesy—

Associated Press
Saturday, November 18, 2017

The city of Nashua and its insurance carriers have agreed to pay a former high school football player who was paralyzed in a 2010 practice $2,000 a month as part of a $1.3 million settlement of his negligence lawsuit.

The payments go into a trust fund for Cooper Doucette. They started earlier this year and are guaranteed for at least 25 years. The city denies any liability in the settlement.

Doucette’s lawyer received about $738,000, more than 55 percent of the total p.

In 2010, the then 15-year-old Doucette was attending a preseason practice of the Nashua High School North football team. The junior varsity player was attempting to tackle another player when he suffered a neck injury that left him a quadriplegic.

The lawsuit was filed in 2015.