Wednesday July 30, 2008
SNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) -- A 13-year-old died after about two hours
of conditioning for the upcoming Gwinnett Football League season.
Ted Bailey, chief investigator for the county medical examiner,
says Jacheem Xavier died at 9:45 p.m. Monday at Eastside Medical
Center. Bailey says results of tests to determine the cause could
take 12 weeks, but "there's no evidence it's a heat-related
The 6-foot-1, 230-pound eighth-grader was with teammates at
Shiloh High School. Youth league president Erik Richards said he
began vomiting shortly after a two-hour workout that began at 7
p.m. and then lost consciousness. Richards says it is the first on-field death in his 19 years with the league.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.