After five players from the Concordia Cougars Division III basketball team were hospitalized following a high-intensity workout on the 31st of December, the university’s athletic director, Pete Gnan, sent a letter to families stating that the intensity of the practice was a consequence of players breaking curfew while on a late December trip to California.
The five players were hospitalized between the 2nd and 4th of January and the last one, Jacob Collicott, was released on the 6th. His father, Ryan Collicott, told WBBM that Jacob was dehydrated and his muscles had broken down and gotten into his bloodstream.
Due to this incident, the Cougars postponed their games last Tuesday and Saturday, and the coach has since been suspended. Ryan Collicott said that, as a parent, he does not feel the coach should be fired, but is instead more concerned for him now that Jacob is safe.