North Carolina A&T AD fired after track athlete’s death

Posted: October 16, 2010 in Uncategorized
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The Winston-Salem Journal reports that North Carolina A&T fired athletic director Wheeler Brown on Friday in the wake of the death of a student who died during a track tryout on Aug. 19. Jospin Milandu collapsed during the tryout, was transported to a local hospital and died later that day. Chancellor Harold Martin said Brown violated NCAA policy by not requiring Milandu to have a physical before trying out, as well as not having a trainer present at the tryout itself.

“Through my investigation we found mistakes were made, and the results of those mistakes being made is the unfortunate, tragic death on our campus,” Martin said.

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