The family of Aaron O’Neal will file a lawsuit against the University of Missouri in response to O’Neal’s death after a voluntary workout on July 12, according KSDK TV in St. Louis. According to the station’s sources, the suit will be filed within days, but no details concerning damages have been released.
There have been questions about how MU trainers responded after O’Neal began struggling about 45 minutes into the one hour workout. He collapsed on the field, but got up. He was helped off the field by a teammate. Once in the locker room trainers attended to him. As his condition worsened, trainers loaded O’Neal into a vehicle and transported him from Faurot Field across the street to the Tom Taylor Building, which serves as the football offices. Some have questioned why 911 wasn’t called or why he wasn’t taken directly to the hospital.
It was during that ride, that trainers claim O’Neal lost consciousness. Once at the building, O’Neal got worse and 911 was called. After emergency medical technicians attended to O’Neal, he was taken to the hospital and died about 45 minutes later.