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Topic - Douglas Casa
The most dangerous time for amateur athletes may not be during the heat of the game or even in rigorous practices. A total of 21 college football players have collapsed and died during conditioning workouts since 2000 — many on the first few days, when even the fittest players are often pushed too hard.
NFL doctors and experts in heat-related illnesses have spoken with each NFL team this week.
"It was below the standard of care," Casa said.
He said that once Plancher tested positive for the trait he should have been counseled about the potential risks during physical exertion.