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Gavin Class files lawsuit, seeks to rejoin Towson football team
Gavin Class files lawsuit, seeks to rejoin Towson football team

Two years ago, Gavin Class nearly died of heat stroke while practicing with Towson’s football team. On Thursday, he filed suit against the university to let him play again. Earlier this month, Towson informed Class, a 6-foot-4, 255-pound lineman who has spent 15 months working himself into shape, that he would not be allowed to rejoin the team for his junior year. “The sports medicine professionals [at Towson] believe that the risk of serious injury or death as a result of another heat stroke is too great to clear Mr. Class to play,” Traevena Byrd, the school’s general counsel, wrote to Class’ attorney. “While [he] has made admirable strides in his...

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