- Associated Press - Thursday, August 20, 2015

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) - In a story Aug. 14 about a wrongful death lawsuit stemming from the death of Frostburg State University football player Derek Sheely, The Associated Press reported erroneously the nature of a ruling in the case. The judge ruled that a motion the NCAA was filing seeking to keep some internal documents private could be filed under seal, not that the internal documents could be kept sealed from public view.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Judge allows NCAA to file motion under seal in wrongful death suit

Judge lets NCAA file under seal motion to keep documents from public view in football player wrongful death lawsuit

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) - A judge has shielded from public view an NCAA motion seeking to keep some internal documents private in a wrongful death lawsuit stemming from the brain-injury death of a Frostburg State University football player.

The player’s parents say the 14 internal emails, memos and meeting minutes the NCAA is seeking to protect relate to the NCAA’s failure to adopt meaningful rules to protect and educate student-athletes about the danger of repeated head injuries in a short period.

Friday’s ruling comes nearly four years after the death of 22-year-old Derek Sheely of Germantown, Maryland. His parents say the NCAA, two coaches, an athletic trainer and helmet maker Kranos Corp. were negligent in his death. The defendants have denied the allegations.

The case is set for a pretrial motions hearing Dec. 7, and for trial in June in Montgomery County Circuit Court.


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