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The parents of -- South Florida high school football players who died after practicing in the heat say they plan to sue the Broward County.
School board and county officials for negligence.
According to the lawyer for the family sixteen year old defensive lineman DJC your C told coaches at FitzGerald high school last August that he couldn't continue after he fell to the ground.
But according to lawyer coaches told us -- to keep going even though the student had symptoms of dehydration the night before.
He later died of heat exhaustion.
A teammate took this picture of the defensive lineman shortly before his death.
Then there's sixteen year old Miramar high school offensive -- Isiah Lawrence and the Broward County medical examiner reported that he died of cardiac arrest last July.
The morning after conditioning drills.
-- examiner said over exertion overheating and sickle sell it -- a sickle cell issue sparked the cardiac arrest.
Attorney Benjamin crop is representing the families.
If that name is familiar that's because he also represented the family of trade on -- By the way a Broward County schools spokeswoman said the district does not.
Couldn't comment on pending lawsuits let's get to our legal panel former prosecutor Fox's legal analyst Arthur -- -- dollar.
Good defense attorney Randy so I'm guessing a lot of parents of -- over wondered over time.
My kids getting pushed too hard wonder -- if this can happen him.
It's a horrible story haven't young -- and Staten Island last week as well same circumstances if you believe what the lawyers -- That this young boys his coach I can't I can't.
And he's playing tough coach in ninety degree.
And he's pushing and pushing and pushing until the kid dies then it's clearly good coaches liable the school is therefore liable.
We're only getting one side of the story right.
And that's where we have to let the chips for they would for the parents.
Mean -- no dollar amount of gonna bring back their child but there a message needs to be said that there but it's tough when you wanna -- making these high school football plays tough.
Common sense has to prevail in these kids' health -- prevail.
There's such a challenge here and and and I personally my my son is doing and -- place high school football.
And you walk such a fine line between being as prepared as you possibly can to -- to have the best season that you can be particularly if -- aspirations.
To do something with a football career.
Against as ought to just indicated.
At what point do we stop it.
Here -- what's critical.
If in fact there's evidence that the coaches knew prior to this happening because that's was -- and that's what negligence is all about.
It's failing to exercise reasonable care so you have to know.
That what you're doing is gonna hurt somebody in order to be negligent.
So if the coaches -- -- apparently there's evidence in both of these cases that both of these kids had prior I had problems.
He got a problem.
That's why they put in the thing about the dehydration the night before its notice they knew or should've known that this kid out of condition he had a problem.
Therefore you've got to draw the line this is not -- you push push which this is to get breezy sit down in the -- drink some Gatorade and didn't come back tomorrow.
And that didn't happen -- to tragedies.
On paper reduced to paper the reality is it ain't that important a good football season over.
Somebody doesn't have a teenager to parents don't have teenagers and couldn't coach make the argument look.
Might my job is to push these kids.
I didn't realize he was that dehydrated I thought you know.
I was asked -- you're right -- but no singing doing intentionally to negligent -- just like you may think but I wrote a huge mistake above the bar was you have to realize.
That what you're doing is going to cause injury that -- that's hard that's a high ball but the fact that both of the kids had previously been in the hospital one may be days before.
The -- -- the summer before.
That's -- get to the question notice.
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