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Topic - Derek Sheely
A lawsuit stemming from the head-injury death of a Frostburg State University football player should be dismissed because his coaches did not know the athlete was bleeding or had suffered a concussion and could not have foreseen that he was endangering his life by participating in practice drills, lawyers say.
Sheely died in August 2011 after taking part in "gladiatorial" high-speed drills that caused players to suffer repeated blows to the head, according to a wrongful death lawsuit filed by his family.
On the same page as the denial of any legal duty to protect athletes, the NCAA admitted that the motivation behind the organization's establishment in 1906 involved such protection. The NCAA grew out of two White House conferences in 1905 following a spate of football-related deaths.
Two years to the day after Sheely sustained a fatal head injury during football practice, his family filed a wrongful death lawsuit Thursday against the NCAA, coach Tom Rogish and several others.
The father of a Frostburg State senior who died after collapsing during football practice would like to see society take a closer look at the sport to find ways to make it safer.
After another drill, he told Schumacher that he "didn't feel right" and had a "headache."
Frostburg State University football player Derek Sheely with his mother, Kristen (right), who says, "We're haunted with the terrible unreality all the time."