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Family sues Frostburg State, NCAA over concussion-linked death after ‘gladiatorial’ drills

According to the Associated Press – The parents of a Frostburg State University football player who died after a second concussion accused coaches at the Maryland school of conducting “gladiatorial” high-speed drills that caused players to suffer repeated blows to the head.

A wrongful-death lawsuit charges that 22-year-old Derek Sheely, of Germantown, Md., returned to the field despite bleeding from his forehead during four consecutive practice sessions in August 2011. He was never checked for a concussion or to see if his helmet was properly fitted, the lawsuit said.

 

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