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by Irvin Muchnick
As is often the case, your correspondent, in the previous post, understated the post-Erick Plancher/Central Florida 2008 toll of exertional sickling in Division I college football. Or, as the new president would say, the “carnage.”
It is more accurate to state that Ted Agu in 2014 was the only sickle cell trait-related death at this level since the National Collegiate Athletic Association began a program of screening and training precautions in 2010.
Between Plancher and Agu, there was also Chad Wiley (North Carolina A&T, 2008), Ja’Quayvin Smalls (Western Carolina, 2009), and Bennie Abram (Ole Miss, 2010).
“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