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Law firm investigating Ole Miss player's death

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - A Houston-based law firm says it is investigating the death of Mississippi football player Bennie F. Abram.

The Lanier Law Firm, in a statement released Friday, says it has been hired by Abram's family.

Abram, a 20-year-old junior walk-on, died Feb. 19 several hours after collapsing during an early morning workout on campus. An autopsy revealed Abram died from complications due to sickle cell trait.

Ole Miss was aware Abram had sickle cell trait, which is usually asymptomatic, but can occasionally trigger severe problems after strenuous exercise. The university concluded all of its employees acted properly.

The NCAA made sickle cell trait testing mandatory for all Division I athletes last year.

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