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07-12-2005, 06:42 PM
An MU player died today at practice it seems...no name mention yet...sad thing even for a ku fan...shows that noone is untouchable

07-12-2005, 06:44 PM
July 12, 2005

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MU Football Linebacker Dies on Field
MU linebacker Aaron O'Neal died Tuesday afternoon. An eyewitness says O'Neal collapsed during practice at MU's practice facility and was taken off the field by paramedics. O'Neal was a redshirt freshman. The 20-year-old Creve Coeur native graduated from Pakrway North in St. Louis.

07-12-2005, 06:48 PM
Damn, that is horrible. I feel sorry for his family and wish them strength.

07-12-2005, 06:53 PM
wow, that sucks big time. Sorry to hear that...

07-12-2005, 06:59 PM
Ohhh man. May he rest in peace.... and will say a prayer that his family find strength and courage to deal with such a painful thing. God Bless All of those who knew him.

07-12-2005, 08:22 PM
Sympathies and prayers for him, his family and MU fans.

07-12-2005, 08:23 PM
That sucks. Last week a KSU walk-on got gunned down and died. Its a shame to see kids with a promising football career ahead of them pass on. My symapthies go out to him and his family.

07-12-2005, 08:25 PM
FYI: It was Aaron O'Neill :(


07-12-2005, 08:30 PM
That sucks. We just went to the Tom Petty concert on Saturday night with the Parkway North principal and A.D.

07-12-2005, 08:31 PM
Very sad indeed, thoughts to the family.

07-12-2005, 08:34 PM
That sucks. Last week a KSU walk-on got gunned down and died. Its a shame to see kids with a promising football career ahead of them pass on. My symapthies go out to him and his family.

The horrible thing is how it just came out of blue. Damn, that's really sad.

07-12-2005, 08:46 PM
Damn, that's just terrible. Did they give what was the cause? I'm guessing heat-stroke.

My prayers are for his family and the MU football team to cope this loss.

Pitt Gorilla
07-12-2005, 10:21 PM
Wow, that is terrible. Aaron was a really good kid and had a very promising career ahead of him. He would have probably been running second team. My sympathies to his family.

Pitt Gorilla
07-13-2005, 12:41 PM

07-13-2005, 12:46 PM
Still no cause of death yet?

07-13-2005, 12:47 PM
That sucks.
Dehydration/heat stroke the cause, or has it been speculated upon yet?


07-13-2005, 12:53 PM
No cause of death has been disclosed yet. However, it is premature to assume dehydration. He died on an 80 something degree day... just a tragic situation.

My prayers and condolences to the family and all Missouri fans.

Pitt Gorilla
07-13-2005, 12:54 PM
The cause of death is still unknown. Aaron was a really good kid who interacted with my son, wife, and I during family day. He will really be missed here in Columbia.

07-14-2005, 11:32 AM
Some updates.


Further tests to be done in O'Neal's death

COLUMBIA, Mo.-- A preliminary autopsy report ruled out infection, trauma or foul play in the death of Missouri football player Aaron O'Neal.

Boone County medical examiner Valerio Rao said Thursday that complete autopsy results won't be available for weeks, pending further tests.

The front gate of Memorial Stadium was adorned with flowers, cards, banners and other memorials Thursday for the 19-year-old O'Neal, a redshirt freshman who collapsed at the end of an hour-long voluntary workout Tuesday.

Coach Gary Pinkel expects the team to organize a memorial service for O'Neal, but no details were available Thursday. Friends and family in St. Louis also want a memorial service there in addition to the funeral, said Chad Moller, a Missouri athletics department spokesman.

Under NCAA rules, the summer workouts are supervised by strength and conditioning directors and athletic trainers, not coaches.

The NCAA passed a series of stringent regulations governing summer workouts after the deaths of three Division I football players in the summer of 2001, including a requirement that those supervising the workouts be trained and certified in CPR and first aid techniques.

Asked whether strength coaches and trainers could have done more to help O'Neal, Pinkel stood by his staff.

"I believe in them 100 percent," he said.

Strength coach Pat Ivey supervised the workout. Ivey has declined to answer questions. Team officials canceled workouts for the rest of the week.

Pinkel said that he will re-evaluate how summer workouts are conducted, but doesn't think the sessions should be blamed for O'Neal's death.

"We're very comfortable with what we do," he said. "If we didn't do these things, I think we would have significantly more [injuries]."