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If you played football, or know someone who did, then you have an idea of how rough conditioning could be out in the hot sun!

An Atlanta teenager, a freshman at Creekside High School, has died after football conditioning on Monday.  The Fulton County school’s coach said he noticed that Kamari McGowen looked pale, and so he pulled the boy off the field. Paramedics were called immediately, and they transported him to the hospital where he died.

Susan Hale stated, “Fulton County Schools is saddened by the heartbreaking news of the death of Kamari,” the spokeswoman continued, “… The cause of death has not been confirmed.”

AJC reports:

This is not the first time a Creekside football player has died. De’Antre Turman, a junior cornerback for the Seminoles, died after being hurt on the Banneker High School field in College Park in August 2013. Turman was one of the state’s top prospects for the 2015 class and already had a scholarship offer from the University of Kentucky.

Grief counselors were at the school, located on Herndon Road in Fairburn, on Tuesday.

Hale said that the counselors will be there “as long as necessary to assist students and teachers who are experiencing grief. Our thoughts and prayers are with the McGowen family.”



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