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Investigation: Navy football player who died cleared by doctors

Investigation: Navy football player who died cleared by doctors

Seven months before his death, Navy football player Will McKamey was counseled for 15 minutes at the brigade medical clinic about the risks of playing football after his brain bleed in high school. At the request of Navy's athletics director, the 18-year-old running back was asked to acknowledge in writing that he understood those risks, according to an investigation recently released by the Navy. The consent form McKamey signed released the Department of Defense, the Naval Academy and the nonprofit that runs Navy sports, the Naval Academy Athletic Association, from liability after he suffered a second brain bleed seven months later. In March 2014, McKamey collapsed during...

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