Kansas college releases review of player’s heatstroke death

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GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) – A Kansas community college has released a summary of its internal review into the heatstroke death last year of a football player who collapsed after the first day of practice.

Garden City Community College says the players were provided water. But some players told public radio station KCUR that they were denied water during conditioning drills.

The college says in its summary that the temperature was 84 degrees at the start of practice. Head Trainer T.J. Horton says there were 60 gallons of water and large Gatorade containers.

Nineteen-year-old Braeden Bradforth of Neptune, New Jersey, was found unconscious outside his dorm room on Aug. 1. He died that night at a hospital.

The report says neither the head trainer nor head coach noticed Bradforth complain about the drills.

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