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High school player collapsed on sideline

Updated: October 22, 2001, 6:49 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J. -- A New Providence High School football player died Monday, two days after he underwent emergency brain surgery following his collapse on the sideline during a game, a hospital official said.

Morristown Memorial Hospital spokeswoman Kim Accardo did not release a cause of death for John O'Neill.

The senior defensive end collapsed less than eight minutes into Saturday's game against Immaculata High School of Somerville.

The players were on the ...

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