In the middle of all the recap of Sunday’s action in the NFL, ESPN had a sad story that I do not remember hearing about. A University of Central Florida football player who collapsed died in March during workouts in March. A former player was interviewed who suggested that the coaches were not paying attention to the stress the player was under and that the significantly understated the intensity of the workout. The family of the player intends to file wrongful death lawsuit in Florida against the school.
I can’t judge the merits of the case. But it is just awful to think that this death could have been averted but for some old school “there is nothing wrong with you, just suck it up” garbage from coaches.