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The parents of a Cliffside Park, N.J., high school football player — who died after sustaining a traumatic brain injury — have come to a $125,000 settlement with the local school district, according to The Record of Bergen County.
The settlement marked the culmination of a lawsuit stemming from the August 2008 death of Douglas Morales, 17, who was hospitalized after an incident during practice, went into a coma and then passed away four days later, The Record reported.
Morales collapsed on the field during a practice, the suit alleged, after he made helmet-to-helmet contact with his drill partner. Morales’ family had an expert who found that Morales had sustained repeated head trauma several days before he went down on the field, according to The Record.