Cal football: Family of the late Ted Agu to receive $4.75 million settlement

Higher education writer Katy Murphy’s story on Cal agreeing to pay out $4.75 million to the family of Ted Agu:

UC Berkeley will pay a $4.75 million settlement to the family of Ted Agu, a football player with a blood disorder who died during a grueling drill in early 2014, the university said Thursday.

As part of the settlement, reached April 8, the university will “continue implementing changes to further protect its student-athletes, including those who have sickle cell trait,” the campus administration said in a statement.

“The university is glad to have reached a resolution with the Agu family, as it has been a difficult process for everyone involved,” said Dan Mogulof, a UC Berkeley spokesman. “Now UC Berkeley can continue to focus its energies on enhancing the safety and well-being of student-athletes.”

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Jeff Faraudo