UNM Player’s Mother May File Lawsuit Over Suicide

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The mother of a University of New Mexico football player who died by suicide last year may be filing a lawsuit against the school in the near future.

Lawyers for Vicki Gilmore, mother of Nahje Flowers who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head on the morning of Nov. 5, have filed a notice of claim with UNM. A notice of claim is to make UNM aware that a lawsuit may be filed and the university has an opportunity to respond before such action.

“Workup for chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) was performed,” on Flowers’ brain and he did not have CTE, according to an autopsy report filed by medical investigator Dr. Lauren E. Dvorscak of UNM School of Medicine on Jan. 6. “While tau deposition was present focally, its presence in this case does not meet the diagnostic criteria for CTE,” the report reads, according to the Albuquerque Journal.

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