Two stories related football deaths in the heat are in the news today:
In Louisville, a high school coach has pleaded not guilty to reckless homicide charges in the death of a 15 year old player last August. The Louisville Courier-Journal reported that “bystanders near the practice field reported that the coaches had denied the players water and had said they would run them until someone quit.”
Closer to home, the widow of Minnesota Viking Korey Stringer has reportedly settled a lawsuit against the National Football League. No terms of the settlement were announced other than the indication the league “will support her efforts to create a heat illness prevention program.”
Bob Collins was with Minnesota Public Radio from 1992-2019. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.