Pennsylvania Judge to Rule on Suit Over Sideline Death at Football Game

January 3, 2019

A judge in Pennsylvania is considering whether to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the widow of a high school football team volunteer who died in 2016 after a player ran into him.

Attorneys for the Valley View School District contend the district is immune from liability under state law. They also argue Anthony Cantafio knew there was a risk of injury.

The 67-year-old Cantafio was a statistician for Scranton Preparatory School’s team. He fell backward and hit his head on an asphalt surface surrounding the field at Valley View’s stadium after a Valley View player ran into him.

The Scranton Times-Tribune reports the suit alleges the architect and contractor were negligent because they placed the asphalt surface too close to the field.

Information from: The Times-Tribune

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