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Celebrating the life of Braeden Bradforth on the 1st anniversary of his death

Joanne Atkins-Ingram remembers her son, Braeden Bradforth , during a celebration of his life on the 1st anniversary of his death.

By Jarrett Branch

A group of about 100 community members, family and friends showed up in force at the Pop Warner Football field in Neptune Township on Thursday evening to celebrate the life of Braeden Bradforth, the 19 year old  football player who died of heatstroke at Garden City Community College in Garden City, Kansas last August 1, during his first day of practice as a scholarship player of the school’s team.

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Posted: August 1st, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Celebrating the life of Braeden Bradforth on the 1st anniversary of his death

Braeden Bradforth’s Death Will Be Investigated

Brraeden Bradforth and his mother, Joanne Atkins-Ingram, celebrating his graduation from Neptune High School

Garden City Community College, the Kansas school where Braeden Bradforth, a football standout from Neptune died last August 1 following an intense day of workouts, has reversed course after months on stonewalling the cause and circumstances of the tragedy and agreed to fund a $100,000 independent external investigation. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 16th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Braeden Bradforth’s Death Will Be Investigated

NJ Congressional Delegation Joins Smith’s Fight For Braeden Bradforth

Joanne Atkins-Ingram, center, her attorney, Jill E. Green, and Congressman Chris Smith, held a press conference on April 7, to demand an independent investigation into the death Braeden Bradforth, Atkins-Ingram’s son.

New Jersey’s 11 Democrat members of the House of Representatives joined the delegation’s sole Republican, Congressman Chris Smith, this week in the battle to achieve justice for Braeden Bradforth, the 19 year old Neptune, NJ  football player who died suddenly at Garden City Community College in Garden City, Kansas last August.

The 12 members of Congress jointly signed a letter to Ryan Ruda, president of the college, demanding an independent investigation into the young Monmouth County man’s death.

Bradforth died on August 1, 2018 following a football practice on his second day on the GCCC squad.  The team’s coach, Jeff Sims, attributed Bradforth’s death to a blood clot.  The local medical examiner ruled the cause of death extreme heat stroke.  The college administration destroyed surveillance video.

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Posted: May 2nd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on NJ Congressional Delegation Joins Smith’s Fight For Braeden Bradforth

Congressman Smith suspects a cover-up in the death of Braeden Bradforth

Congressman Chris Smith said that the legalistic stonewalling on the part of Garden City Community College “begs the question of a cover-up” of wrong doing or negligence regarding the death of 19 year old football player Braeden Bradforth.

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Posted: April 9th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Congressman Smith suspects a cover-up in the death of Braeden Bradforth