Friday, October 21, 2016
Chicago Bogan High School Senior Andre Smith, 17, died after being injured in a football game mother sues football helmet maker - claiming it didn't protect the colored boy's hard as a coconut head
Andre Smith, 17, suffered blunt force trauma to his head during a football game on Oct. 22, 2015, and died the next day, court records state.
The suit was filed by Jeanine Smith, the administrator of Andre's estate. She is being represented by Brion Doherty of the Chicago firm Motherway & Napleton, LLP.
The lawsuit, filed in Cook County circuit court, alleges an air bladder inside a Riddell brand helmet intended to increase protection was not properly inflated, and that the board of education supplied the improperly working helmet to Andre Smith.
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