Family paid $4.75M for California football player's death

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) The family of a University of California, Berkeley, football player who died after a team drill in 2014 has settled a wrongful-death lawsuit with the school system for $4.75 million.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports ( ) Thursday that the settlement brings months of negotiations and litigation to a close.

Ted Agu died at age 21 shortly after an off-season conditioning workout outside Cal's Memorial Stadium. The university has admitted liability for the death of the defensive lineman and pre-med student.

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Agu's parents sued because they say their son shouldn't have been in the strenuous workout because he carried sickle cell trait, a blood abnormality that experts believe can lead to death under extreme exertion. The deal also guarantees health and safety reforms for Cal athletics.


Information from: San Francisco Chronicle,