Mother of Fallen Missouri Football Player Joins Wrongful Death Lawsuit

1 decade 4 years 4 days ago Wednesday, April 05 2006 Apr 5, 2006 Wednesday, April 05, 2006 1:06:41 PM CDT April 05, 2006 in News
Last week Deborah O'Neal joined the suit against Missouri athletic director Mike Alden, head coach Gary Pinkel, team medical director Rex Sharp and eleven trainers and strength coaches. Her ex-husband Lonnie O'Neal filed the suit on August 23, the same day Boone County medical examiner Valerie Rao released an autopsy report that listed viral meningitis as the probable cause of Aaron O'Neal's death. The 19-year-old reserve linebacker collapsed on Faurot Field about 45 minutes into the hourlong workout. He died later that afternoon. An attorney for the 14 university employees has asked the Boone County Circuit Court to dismiss the case.

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