Stringer's Widow Settles With League

The NFL has come to an agreement with the widow of Korey Stringer, who sued both the NFL and equipment-maker Riddell after her husband, a Pro-Bowl tackle for the Vikings, died of heatstroke during training camp in July 2001.  Financial terms have not been disclosed, but as part of the agreement, the NFL has agreed to support widow Kelci Stringer‘s efforts to start a heat safety awareness program to help both professional and amateur athletes.  Viking fans will of course never forget the shock of Stringer’s death, which sent the team into a malaise for that entire 2001 season – a year that ended with the Vikings at 5-11 and Mike Tice in at coach in place of Dennis Green.  Stringer’s #77 is one of only six jersey numbers to have been retired by the team.

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