Back in November, a TSU walk-on defensive back, Wayne Jones III, died after collapsing during a practice with the Tigers. Now Jones’ parents are seeking $5 million dollars in damages from the school, according to the Tennessean.
According to the paper, Wayne Jones Jr. and Sonya Johns are suing the school for wrongful death.
The suit deals with actions after Jones’ collapse. The suit claims the football coaches and trainers failed to provide adequate care for their son after Jones suffered cardiac arrest, saying no assistance was provided, and an “unreasonable” amount of time elapsed before anyone offered to help Jones.
The lawsuit also discusses the lack of a automatic external defibrillator at practice, which is required under NCAA rules (more about malpractice cases and its consequences at http://sideeffectsofxarelto.org/xarelto-lawsuits/).
The suit also claims Jones told Reed earlier in the day that he did not feel well, yet was still required to practice.
The school is not commenting, citing that it is an ongoing legal issue.