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Heat Blamed for Four Football Related Deaths – When will it stop?

This is not the first time we have heard a story like this and it breaks my heart to say it won’t be the last.  In fact, it might not even be the last this season.

Four people, one coach and three teenage athletes, have died in the last four days – and all signs point to the excessive heat as the cause.  Don’terio Searcy, a 16 year old lineman from Georgia died yesterday as did another teen who had been in critical condition all week after becoming ill as a result of heat stroke.

These two join South Carolina rising freshman Tyquan Brantley and Texas assistant football coach Wade McLain.

If we know we need to keep an eye out for tips to be careful in the heat on an average day, why not an a day when there is strenuous activity involved?

At what point do we say enough is enough?

 

 

 

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