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by Irvin Muchnick
Tonight the University of California-Berkeley Golden Bears football team plays another one of their made-for-TV games, against Oregon. It’s a good time to drill a little deeper into our report yesterday on sickle cell trait (SCT)-related deaths in football conditioning, and the special shame of this school, its head football coach Sonny Dykes, and his strength and conditioning assistant Damon Harrington in the covered-up fatality of Ted Agu in 2014.
Without a doubt, SCT researchers have had an impact on the margins. From 2000 to 2010, they identified ten deaths in National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I football from what they call ECAST, or Exercise Collapse Associated with Sickle Trait.
Since 2010, there has been one such death: Ted Agu’s.
Every citizen of California whose taxes support Cal football should give that some thought from the recliners in front of their television screens a few hours from now.
“Explainer: How ‘Insider’ Access Made San Francisco Chronicle and Berkeley J-School Miss Real Story Behind Death of Cal Football’s Ted Agu,” https://concussioninc.net/?p=10931
Complete headline links to our Ted Agu series: https://concussioninc.net/?p=10877