The investigation into the tragic death of Aaron O'Neal at Missouri's pre-season workout has thus far revealed some troubling problems. According to a university police report, O'Neal was not taken to the hospital across the street from the practice field immediately upon his collapse. Rather, the report reveals, that O'Neal was first taken to the trainer's facility where he arrived unconscious. At that point the police were called but by the time they arrived he was in full cardiac arrest. O'Neal was ultimately taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead 90 minutes after first collapsing. Its an absolute tragedy and almost astonishing to think that after the rash of heat related deaths some 5 years ago that he wasn't taken to the hospital sooner. We can only speculate as to whether that would have made a difference, but we'll leave that up to the inevitable lawsuit to figure out.
MISSOURI FOOTBALL TRAGEDY GETS WORSE