Rep. Smith: Death of NJ football player was '100% preventable'

Rep. Chris Smith held a press conference Saturday regarding the investigation into the death of a New Jersey football player.

News 12 Staff

Nov 17, 2019, 3:46 AM

Updated 1,646 days ago

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Rep. Chris Smith held a press conference Saturday regarding the investigation into the death of a New Jersey football player.
Braeden Bradforth, of Neptune, died last August after a football practice at Garden City Community College in Kansas.
His autopsy later revealed he died because of exertional heat stroke.
Smith says the report shows that Bradforth's death was 100% preventable.
Bradforth's mother hopes that the incident will help save others students.
"This fight was for Braeden at first but now it's for the rest of the kids," said Joanne Atkins-Ingram.
Earlier this year, Smith introduced legislation aimed at reducing this type of heat stroke in high school and college athletes.
 
 
 
 


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