The University of California at Berkeley will make new guidelines for their coaches about ways to prepare their students for the football season. Pre
The University of California at Berkeley
will make new guidelines for their coaches about ways to prepare their students for the football season. Pre-season work-outs will require closer vigilance regarding safety and health concerns.
A Wrongful Death settlementwas made on April 15, 2016 against the University Of California at Berkeley. The institution admitted that the student, Ted Agu was not contributory towards his own death nor responsible in any way. The twenty one year old’s parents were grateful for the settlement after months of negotiation, but said money was not enough. As a result new reforms will be made when students are
practicing or doing their workouts.
Ted was a defensive lineman and a pre-med student, so his prospects for life were excellent. He died shortly after a workout running up a steep grade; and the other students remarked that the last few of his ten turns up the grade caused him to fall on his knees. The students had never done the drill before, and apparently the
coaches didn’t realize the difficulty of the pre-season work-out for him.
After admission of culpability, new standards will be implemented for health and safety concerns. His sickle cell condition was no fault of his own and should have been more closely monitored by the University.