Rodriguez's death ruled accidental

Updated: November 25, 2009, 2:10 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

The Philadelphia medical examiner's office has determined that Chicago boxer Francisco Rodriguez died from a "full-blunt impact injury" and ruled his death an accident, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

Rodriguez, a 25-year-old former Golden Gloves champion, was rushed into brain surgery Friday night at Philadelphia's Hahnemann University Hospital after being knocked out by Teon Kennedy in the 10th round of a regional super bantamweight title fight. He never regained consciousness and ...

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