NCAA Prez To Testify In Frostburg State Football Death Suit

By Sindhu Sundar (August 27, 2014, 7:25 PM EDT) -- A Maryland state court has asked NCAA President Mark Emmert to be deposed in a suit brought by the parents of a Frostburg State University football player who allegedly died of head injuries from practice drills.

Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge David Boynton on Aug. 21 granted a request by plaintiffs Kristin and Kenneth Sheely, the parents of 22-year old Derek Sheely, who died three years ago, to compel the deposition of Emmert, according to the case docket.

The suit by the Sheelys had targeted former head coach Thomas Rogish, who retired in November, assistant coach James Schumacher and assistant athletic...

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