January 26, 2009
Stringer’s widow settles with NFL
The widow of Korey Stringer, the Minnesota Vikings lineman who died of a heat stroke during the 2001 pre-season, has settled her lawsuit against the NFL.
Fox 9 News in Minneapolis reported the settlement means the league will help Kelci Stringer's efforts to establish a heat illness prevention program for athletes of all ages. Other terms of the settlement were not revealed.
Since his death, NFL trainers have started checking players' core body temperatures more closely.
Kelci Stringer's $100 million lawsuit against the Vikings' was thrown out because attorneys couldn't prove gross negligence.
Her lawsuit against helmet and shoulder pad maker Riddell remains unsettled, the TV station said.