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Family settles suit with Rice, NCAA

Updated: June 28, 2009, 11:48 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- The family of a former Rice University football player who died during a workout has settled its lawsuit with the school and the NCAA, which has agreed to recommend that its member universities test all athletes for sickle cell trait.

Dale Lloyd II died a day after he collapsed during a conditioning workout Sept. 24, 2006. The 19-year-old freshman's death was linked to sickle cell trait and created the basis for the lawsuit filed in state district court in Harris County.

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