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All of us in the NFL family are stunned and saddened by the death of Korey Stringer. He was a popular and well-respected team leader and an active volunteer in the Twin Cities area. He had a burning desire to be the best and was a major factor in the Vikings success since 1995. We extend our deepest sympathy to his wife Kelci and son Kodie.
The dangers associated with dehydration and heat stroke are well known throughout the country, especially among amateur and professional athletes. At this time of the year, we urge everyone to use caution during workouts and heed the warning signs associated with heat-related illness. NFL medical staffs are extremely knowledgeable regarding the hydration of players, fluid replacement and other methods used to prevent heat stroke. However, we now will ensure that our clubs again review their policies and procedures in this area.