Rev. Katherine E. Brearley, Ph.D., mother of the late Owen Thomas, a former University of Pennsylvania football player, testifies at a hearing on the Protecting Student Athletes from Concussions Act. Photo: House Committee on Education and the Workforce
Sep 27, 2013 — BROCTON, N.Y. (AP) The teammates of a high school football player in upstate New York who died after being injured in a game have voted to end their season early.
Damon Janes was injured during the third quarter of Westfield-Brocton's Sept. 13 against Portville. He was able to get on his feet but lost consciousness on the sidelines. He died three days later and an exact cause of death has not been released. Go to full article