Archive for December, 2018

Braeden Bradforth Emergency Medical Services Report: Coach Told Paramedics the Stricken Player Was Hosed With Water to See If He Would Respond Before Call Was Made to 911

Published December 10th, 2018, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   The Garden City Community College football coaches, summoned to where teammates found a missing Braeden Bradforth slumped against a wall after an intense cardio workout on the first day of practice, had the stricken 19-year-old hosed with water to see if that would make him responsive, before deciding to call 911. […]

Joplin and Kansas Newspaper Coverage Starts Bringing the Heat to Coach Jeff Sims, Garden City Community College, Missouri Southern State University in Braeden Bradforth Death

Published December 8th, 2018, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   All politics being local, the prospects for accountability in the negligent football conditioning death of Braeden Bradforth have ticked sharply upward with welcome, if overdue, media attention in the scandal’s dual backyards. Today the Joplin Globe in southwestern Missouri weighs in for the first time on how Missouri Southern State University […]

Missouri Southern State University Finally Issues a Statement on New Football Coach Jeff Sims’ Role in Braeden Bradforth’s Death — An Appalling One That’s Not Really Even Public. The Joplin Globe Rolls Over For It.

Published December 7th, 2018, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   I’ve been lambasting Missouri Southern State University in Joplin for not telling the public if and how it dealt with this summer’s death of Braeden Bradforth at Garden City Community College in Kansas in the process of hiring head football coach Jeff Sims to jump from Garden City to Missouri Southern. […]

‘Was Found in Some Water at the College, Unresponsive’

Published December 7th, 2018, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   The words in the headline above, quoted in our story yesterday on the fallout from the autopsy report confirming that football player Braeden Bradforth’s August colapse was from exertional heat stroke — not, as his Garden City Community College coach, Jeff Sims, had claimed, from a blood clot — invites a […]

Braeden Bradforth Hospital Records: Stricken Garden City Community College Football Player Said To Be ‘In Water’ Before Transport to Emergency Room

Published December 6th, 2018, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   The emergency response team who rushed Braeden Bradforth to St. Catherine Hospital, when the football player was found in distress on the Garden City Community College campus following the first practice of the season, told emergency room doctors that he was “in water.” This somewhat cryptic phrase is the key reveal […]