WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- A 16-year-old football player in a Missouri high school died of cardiac arrest after practice on Wednesday, the school district reports.
- Joplin High School sophomore Kadin Roberts-Day was doing conditioning exercises with his teammates in the gym when he collapsed and went into cardiac arrest.
- The team was inside the school’s gym because it was too hot outside, where the temperature reached a high of 90 degrees.
A 16-year-old Missouri high school football player died after going into cardiac arrest after a practice this week, according to the school district.
Sophomore Kadin Roberts-Day and his teammates were doing conditioning exercises in the gym Wednesday when he collapsed and went into cardiac arrest. The team was inside the gym of Joplin High School because it was too hot outside with temperatures reaching as high as 90 degrees.
When the conditioning was over around 5:30 p.m, Roberts-Day suffered a medical emergency, the school district said in a statement.
According to the athlete’s medical records, Roberts-Day had a history of severe asthma, but Jasper County Coroner Rob Chappel noted that the student was cleared to play sports. Nevertheless, the teen’s death is under investigation.
Joplin High School’s roster shows Roberts-Day played as an offensive lineman, weighed in at 205 pounds and was around 6-foot-3.
He had a twin brother, named Kaian, who is also part of the football team.
“It is with extremely heavy hearts that we can now share the tragic loss of Kadin Roberts-Day due to a cardiac arrest,” the district said in a statement.
“Coach Jasper and his coaching staff, his teammates, fellow teachers and students at Joplin Schools remember Kadin as an extremely personable and caring student.”
People who know Roberts-Day wrote heartfelt tributes on social media.
“I can’t even find the words today for such a loss,” Fowler’s Fotos posted on Facebook Thursday.
“My heart breaks for the Roberts-Day family and especially his twin brother Kaian and their little sister Kayla. Kadin was a very well mannered, quiet, sweet, and respectable young man that I got the privilege to get to know on the sidelines over the last year.”
Source: New York Post