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NCAA, state reach settlement in case of Frostburg football player who died after head injury

NCAA, state reach settlement in case of Frostburg football player who died after head injury

The National Collegiate Athletic Association and the state of Maryland have reached settlements with the family of a Frostburg State University football player who died from concussion-related injuries in a case that could have nationwide implications for college sports.

The Board of Public Works approved the state's part of the deal Wednesday. The three-member panel voted in favor of the proposed $50,000 payout to the family of Derek Sheely, who died in 2011 after he collapsed on the practice field from a traumatic brain injury.

The Maryland attorney general's office became involved because the family filed a $1.6 million lawsuit that named three state employees — two...

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