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Jamain Stephens' Family Says He Died of Blood Clot Following COVID-19 Diagnosis

The family of Jermain Stephens, the Division II offensive lineman who died earlier this month, says he died of a blood clot to his heart after contracting COVID-19.

Stephens' mother, Kelly Allen, told Nikki Battiste of CBS Sports that she's worried about the young athletes who are returning to their campuses for fall sports.

"I'm very, very nervous for these young men and women. ... These kids, their lives are priceless. And it's just not worth it. It's not worth it," Allen said.

Stephens played football at California University of Pennsylvania, which suspended its fall sports calendar in July but was holding team workouts.