Berkeley Admits Negligence in Death of Football Player

February 1, 2016

The University of California has acknowledged in court documents that its negligence played a role in the 2014 death of a UC-Berkeley football player who collapsed after a strenuous workout, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. The university acknowledged its liability in the death of Ted Agu, whose family has sued the institution. University officials told the newspaper that they declined to contest liability so they could focus attention on compensating the family fairly.

The documents were obtained by an investigative reporting program at the university and shared with the San Francisco newspaper.

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