UC Berkeley to conduct new review of football program

by Associated Press on November 9, 2016 at 11:00 am

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California, Berkeley is set to conduct a new review of the football team’s strength and conditioning program, which was evaluated two years ago after the death of a defensive lineman.

The San Francisco Chronicle says (http://bit.ly/2fZAtr7) the review comes after it reported conflicts of interest in the first review. The newspaper says the evaluators chosen for that review had ties to football staff members and allowed staff to choose the athletes who would be interviewed.

Their report gave the strength and conditioning program high marks.

UC Berkeley spokesman Dan Mogulof said the new evaluators have no ties to football staff and will conduct an independent review.

The initial evaluation came after the 2014 death of defenseman lineman Ted Agu. The 21-year-old died after a strenuous football team workout.