Football squad returns to practice after teammate’s death

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  • Teen dies at Mount St. Michael Academy football practice

    Teen dies at Mount St. Michael Academy football practice

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 10:06 PM EDT2017-08-23 02:06:28 GMT
    A 14-year-old football player collapsed during practice at Mount Saint Michael Academy Tuesday and later died, police say.A 14-year-old football player collapsed during practice at Mount Saint Michael Academy Tuesday and later died, police say.

    A 14-year-old football player collapsed during practice at Mount Saint Michael Academy Tuesday and later died, police say.

    A 14-year-old football player collapsed during practice at Mount Saint Michael Academy Tuesday and later died, police say.

NEW YORK -

The Mount Saint Michael Academy football team returned to practice today after a player died on the field earlier this week.

Teammates began workouts with heavy hearts and helmets. On Tuesday, police say Dominick Bess, a 14-year-old player from the Bronx, went into cardiac arrest during his first day of practice. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Brice Leonard, a grandfather of a player on the team, says parents should be concerned by the death -- but he still allowed his grandson to return to the field due to his love of the game.

The team says it is dedicating this season to the fallen player.

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