Independently covering the OVC since 2011. To learn about us, click the button below.

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.

Wayne Jones III

Wayne Jones III

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.


JUMP TO TOP
SHARE THIS POST
Apologies, for this post the comments are closed.
OVC Ball
Compiling all OVC non-conference games

2016 Football Standings

OVC Overall
Jacksonville State 7-0 10-2
UT Martin 6-2 7-5
Tennessee Tech 5-3 5-6
Tennessee State 4-3 7-4
Eastern Illinois 4-4 6-5
Murray State 4-4 4-7
SEMO 3-5 3-8
Eastern Kentucky 2-6 3-8
Austin Peay 0-8 0-11


2016-17 Basketball Standings

OVC Overall

EAST

Belmont 15-1 23-7
Morehead State 10-6 14-16
Jacksonville State 9-7 20-15
Tennessee State 8-8 17-13
Tennessee Tech 8-8 12-20
Eastern Kentucky 5-11 12-19

WEST

UT Martin 10-6 22-13
SEMO 9-7 15-18
Murray State 8-8 16-17
Austin Peay 7-9 11-19
Eastern Illinois 6-10 14-15
SIUE 1-15 6-24


TAKING TOO LONG?
CLICK/TAP HERE TO CLOSE LOADING SCREEN.
LOADING