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Ex-football player sues Iona over staph infection

Updated: November 2, 2007, 11:21 AM ET
Associated Press

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- A former college football player has sued Iona College over an antibiotic-resistant staph infection he says nearly cost him his leg two years ago.

Nick Zaffarese accused team trainers of initially brushing off his burgeoning methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, infection in September 2005. He also called the team's locker room an unsanitary environment in which players shared towels and equipment.

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