Cal football: Two years after death of player Ted Agu, school says changes are being made to protect players

The University of California has significantly changed its training protocols for athletes who test positive for a risky blood disorder that authorities now say was responsible for the death of Cal football player Ted Agu, who died two years ago this week during a tough conditioning drill.
Via Contra Costa Times - Cal
11 days ago

University admits liability in Cal player Ted Agu's death

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The University of California has admitted its negligence was a substantial factor in the death of former California football player Ted Agu. The 21-year-old defensive lineman died nearly two years ago after a strenuous team workout. His family filed a wrongful death lawsuit, arguing that Agu had sickle cell trait and should not have been put through an exercise...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cal admits negligence in death of football player Ted Agu

University of California football player Ted Agu died after a workout in 2014. The school has now admitted that negligence played a factor in his death, according to a report.Agu, a walk-on defensive lineman, died at age 21 nearly two years ago after taking part in a conditioning drill. His parents sued the university for wrongful death, alleging that coaches and trainers did not...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

University of California admits liability in death of football player

The University of California-Berkeley has admitted liability in the 2014 death of a Golden Bear football player. Ted Agu, a walk-on defensive lineman, died Feb. 7, 2014, following a conditioning workout in which players had to repeatedly sprint up and down a hill while jointly holding a rope. Following Agu’s death, his family brought a wrongful death lawsuit against the school...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cal admits negligence in death of Ted Agu

The University of California at Berkeley has admitted negligence in the death of former walk-on Ted Agu, according to The San Francisco Chronicle. Agu, a defensive lineman from Bakersfield, passed away on Feb. 7, 2014 during a workout and had sickle cell trait, though the university first said that he passed away from a heart condition and insisted on completing the hard training...
Via Campus Sports Net
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Cal Honoring Ted Agu At Home Opener Today

The tragic death of former Cal defensive lineman Ted Agu devastated the college football world in February, and the Berkeley community has him on its mind as the football season opens. Cal is paying tribute to Agu at California Memorial Stadium today for the Golden Bears home opener against Sacramento State. When entering the stadium, the first thing that fans will see is this tribute...
Via College Spun
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Cal Players Pay Respects To Ted Agu On Twitter

We’ve got some terrible news coming out of Berkeley. Friday morning, it was announced that 21-year-old Cal defensive lineman Ted Agu, who has appeared in games for the Golden Bears in each of the past three years, had passed away at a local hospital following a conditioning run. While the school has yet to release any more specific information regarding the tragedy, Agu’s coaches...
Via College Spun
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Cal player Ted Agu dies

California football player Ted Agu died Friday morning at age 21. The school announced Agu's death and said its thoughts and prayers were with Agu's family, friends and teammates. The school said it would give more information about the circumstances later. ''This is a very difficult time for our football family,'' coach Sonny Dykes said. ''Ted was a remarkable young man and a...
Via Associated Press
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

California defensive end Ted Agu passes away after conditioning run

Photo Credit: Cal athletics Our thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to the friends, family, teammates and coaches of California Golden Bears defensive lineman Ted Agu, who passed away after a conditioning run at the age of 21 on Friday morning. The tragic news has been confirmed by the school’s football program, per Jeff Faraudo of the Contra Costa Times. Cal football...
Via Gridiron Grit
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Cal Football Player Ted Agu Dies After Collapsing During Team Conditioning Run

A University of California football player tragically passed away on Friday morning. Ted Agu, 21, died after a team conditioning run. Agu passed out during the run and died at a local hospital, according to a San Jose Mercury News source. Agu was a 6-foot-1, 240-pound backup defensive end. He played in seven games in 2013, recording six tackles. Read Cal’s statement on Agu’s...
Via NESN.com
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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