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

Published August 3rd, 2018, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick


“Garden City Community College Freshman Dies Hours After First Practice,”

Since Braeden Bradforth is African-American, there is the possibility, pending autopsy findings, that this could be another case of ECAST (Exertional Collapse Associated With Sickle Cell Trait), the syndrome that killed Ted Agu at the University of California-Berkeley in 2014.

Concussion Inc. shortly will be publishing an exclusive story with details on a scare during winter conditioning this year at a Division 1 college football program in which a player with sickle cell trait was stricken — leading to a summons of 911 and two nights of hospitalization with what was diagnosed as rhabdomyolysis, an exertional muscle breakdown condition with life-threatening implications. We are awaiting possible comment from the university before publishing the article.



2017 op-ed article for the Daily Californian on my Public Records Act lawsuit:

Second op-ed article for the Daily Californian (published May 4):

“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: