Garden City Community College ‘Recognizes Importance’ of Exertional Heat Stroke Finding in Braeden Bradforth Football Conditioning Death

Published December 5th, 2018, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick

 

The essential ingredient of local media coverage entered the picture today in the scandalous death of Braeden Bradforth, the 19-year-old Garden City Community College football player who died of heat stroke following the first day of practice on August 1 — a fatality that the head coach, Jeff Sims, immediately and erroneously pinned on a “blood clot.”

I have learned that KSN-TV in Wichita is readying a news report for broadcast and its online platform. At https://www.ksn.com/news/kansas/autopsy-shows-garden-city-community-college-football-player-died-of-heat-stroke/1641182865, KSN published this statement from the college:

 

“Garden City Community College received word on November 29th that the autopsy report for former GCCC student Braeden Bradforth was released as public record.  The report cites Braden’s cause of death as exertional heat stroke.  Garden City Community College grieves with Braeden’s family after his untimely death in August of 2018.  The institution recognizes the importance of the autopsy’s findings, and that these findings provide Braden’s family with an understanding of the medical circumstances surrounding his passing.  In order to provide additional factual information, an internal review is being conducted by GCCC administrators. The review was launched at the direction of Interim President, Dr. Ryan Ruda.  It was among the first actions taken in his new role.  The ongoing review is intended to ensure that the college can transparently inform the community, the media, and-most importantly-Braeden’s family of the accurate facts and circumstances surrounding Braeden’s death.”

 

DEATH OF BRAEDEN BRADFORTH — COMPLETE HEADLINE LINKS

 

College Football Just Had Its 33rd Conditioning Drill Death Since 2000 — Braeden Bradforth, Garden City (Kansas) Community College

Published August 3rd, 2018

 

Be VERY Skeptical of the Early Spin That Kansas College Player Braeden Bradforth’s Conditioning Death Last Week Was Not Football-Related

Published August 9th, 2018

 

More Than Three Months Later, Still No Autopsy Report in the Most Recent Football Conditioning Death: Braeden Bradforth, Garden City Community College in Kansas

Published November 14th, 2018

 

Is Jeff Sims of Junior College Championship Game’s Garden City (Kansas) — Now Headed to Missouri Southern State — the Latest Coach to Kill a Player in Football Conditioning Amidst a Community Cover-Up?

Published November 28th, 2018

 

Did Missouri Southern State University Ask Its New Football Coach Jeff Sims Anything About the Death on His Watch This Summer of Braeden Bradforth at Garden City (Kansas) Community College?

Published November 29th, 2018