Parents of High School Football Player Sue over Son’s Death
Staten Island High School Football Player Dies of Heat Stroke
- Nicholas Dellaventura, 15, collapsed shortly after price while taking a knee with his teammates and listening to his coaches.
- The teenager died of heat stroke hours later when his body temperature reached upwards of 110 degrees.
- The family claims Dellaventura tried to remove himself from the practice when a coach, Salvatore Ferraioli, ordered boy to get back on the field and continue with the drills.
- Ferraioli resigned a month after when he was arrested in connection to a gambling ring.
Football Player’s Parents File a Lawsuit
- Dellaverntura’s parents have filed a lawsuit in for $10 million in regards to their son’s death.
- Those cited in the lawsuit are the Archdiocese of New York, St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School, the schools’ principal, the athletic director and the coaches.
- The lawsuit claims that the school did not act quickly enough to save Dellaventura, did not immediately contact 911, did not administer first aid, did not have a trainer on site during the practice and did not educate players on hydration and the dangers of heat stroke.
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