- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 16, 2014

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - The family of a Tulsa man who died after a boxing match has settled a civil lawsuit with the church where the event was held.

Relatives of George Clinkscale III filed a lawsuit alleging negligence by Guts Church and its pastors. The lawsuit sought damages above $75,000 and punitive damages.

An attorney for the family, Trevor Henson, tells the Tulsa World (https://bit.ly/1eyjxSA ) the lawsuit has been settled. Henson did not release details of the settlement.

An attorney representing the church didn’t return a call seeking comment Tuesday.

Clinkscale was a former University of Tulsa linebacker and participated in the boxing event in September 2011. The 24-year-old died at a hospital shortly after the fight.

An autopsy found Clinkscale died from “sudden exertional death” resulting from complications from sickle cell trait.


Information from: Tulsa World, https://www.tulsaworld.com

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