BERKELY, Calif. - Attorneys for the family of former California football player Ted Agu are planning to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the regents of the University of California.
Agu died after an offseason training run Feb. 7.
A release from the Agu family's lawyers, Panish Shea & Boyle, states, "Despite the symptoms which clearly could and should have been observed, UCB coaches and trainers failed to immediately come to Agu's assistance. It was only after Agu struggled and encountered obvious difficulties for a significant period of time that intervention occurred and he was placed on a cart and taken back towards the stadium, where he collapsed for the last time."
The release also states, "During the course of the conditioning drill, Agu experienced dizziness, shortness of breath, loss of balance, and other signs of extreme fatigue that were clearly symptomatic of the sickling process."
The Cal athletic department released a statement that read: "The members of our football family and our entire campus community remain deeply saddened with the loss of Ted Agu. We will continue to honor Ted in all we do. He will forever be a beloved member of our Golden Bear family. We have heard reports that a lawsuit may be filed this week against the university. Because we have not seen the lawsuit, we cannot speak to the specifics of this pending action and respectfully decline comment at this time."
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