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Family's lawsuit finalized after football player's death

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(WMC-TV) - The family of a Mississippi football player who died following a workout reached a settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit against the university and the NCAA this summer, but it was finalized this week after going through probate in chancery court.

The family of 20-year-old Bennie Abram, III came to a settlement with Ole Miss and the NCAA. The Southaven man died in 2010 after collapsing during an off-season workout in Oxford.

An autopsy determined Abram's death was caused by complications from a sickle cell trait, which can alter red blood cells after strenuous exercise.

According to settlement documents, the family will receive $50,000 from the Ole Miss Athletic Foundation's insurance company. The Abrams' attorney says the family also will receive $275,000 from the NCAA's insurance policy.

The university will also pay for any undergraduate and graduate courses Abram's mother and two brothers take at the school.

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