University of California Tells Court It Expects to Complete by November Its Review of Internal Documents on Football Player Ted Agu’s 2014 Death

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by Irvin Muchnick


In a filing this week in Alameda County Superior Court, the University of California Regents and this reporter jointly stipulated to an additional 45-day extension in negotiations for exploring settlement of Concussion Inc.’s California Public Records Act lawsuit against the university for internal documents on how school officials processed the 2014 death of football player Ted Agu.

The parties told the court that the university “revisited its collection process in response to Petitioner’s Public Records Act requests, [and] with the assistance of guidance from Petitioner, has completed its collection of all potentially responsive records and is currently reviewing them.” This review is anticipated to be completed by November 1, and would be followed by UC’s release of “any responsive and non-exempt records it identifies.”

Accordingly, the deadline for a briefing response to our complaint, which was filed in April, is now November 13.



Concussion Inc.’s ebook THE TED AGU PAPERS: A Black Life That Mattered — And the Secret History of a Covered-Up Death in University of California Football is available on Kindle-compatible devices at All royalties are being donated to sickle cell trait research and education.

Op-ed article for the Daily Californian on my Public Records Act lawsuit:

“Explainer: How ‘Insider’ Access Made San Francisco Chronicle and Berkeley J-School Miss Real Story Behind Death of Cal Football’s Ted Agu,”

Complete headline links to our Ted Agu series:

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