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MU to test for sickle cell

June 12, 2009

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— University of Missouri athletes will face mandatory sickle cell tests in a change spurred by the 2005 preseason death of a 19-year-old football player. The change comes less than three months after the school agreed to pay $2 million to the family of reserve linebacker Aaron O’Neal. The redshirt freshman collapsed and later died during a voluntary summer workout.

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gr 4 years, 10 months ago

Does this mean those with sickle cell won't be allowed to play?

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