Dad says university can't treat NFL veteran who shot 6 dead.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – The father of a former NFL player who shot and killed six people before killing himself two years ago is suing his son’s football student.

An An autopsy was finally found Philip Adams says the brain disease, commonly known as CTE, causes progressive and severe mood swings and memory loss.

Now, Alonzo Adams claims South Carolina State University did not follow safety protocols or properly train staff to treat persistent head injuries his son suffered during his college career from 2006 to 2009.

That “negligence, recklessness, wantonness, willfulness and wantonness” contributed to Adam’s death following April 8, 2021. Mass shooting in Rock Hill, South CarolinaAccording to the wrongful death lawsuit filed on March 31, police found Adams with a gunshot wound to the head.

South Carolina State University spokesman Sam Watson said the institution does not comment on current or pending litigation.

of The NFL journeyman He also suffered “head injuries” during his six years as a professional cornerback, the complaint said. In the year In a three-game stint with the Raiders in 2012, Adams had two concussions.

The local coroner said the family told investigators Adams had complained of trauma-related pain, had memory problems and struggled to sleep. His sister told him America today After the murders, the family noticed signs of his rapidly deteriorating mental health, such as anger and lack of personal hygiene.

In the year Because he didn’t retire in 2014, he would have been ineligible for probation for long periods of concussion-related injuries under a broad agreement between the league and former players.

An agent previously told The Associated Press that Adams was not involved. Among other physical and mental health programs available to former players.

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