Heat deaths

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.”
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