Tony Bland


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Tony Bland

A highly visible UK case in which Tony Bland, a survivor of the 1989 Hillsborough football club disaster—in which 95 Liverpool Football Club supporters suffered fatal crush injuries or suffocated—lapsed into a persistent vegetative state at age 18. Because of legal precedent, if Bland’s doctors discontinued life-support, they could be charged with murder. 4 years later, the court of appeal allowed withholding of treatment, at which time all life-support measures were terminated.
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Under the law at the time, there can be no prosecution for the death of the 96th victim, Tony Bland, as he died more than a year and a day after his injuries were caused.
Before the Trojans got together for their first practice, controversy arrived when assistant Tony Bland was among those arrested during an FBI investigation into college basketball recruiting.
The current federal probe charged four assistant basketball coaches - Chuck Person of Auburn University, Emanuel Richardson of Arizona University,  Lamont Evans of Oklahoma State and Tony Bland of the University of Southern California - of taking bribes to steer players towards certain financial advisors and sports agents.
Tony Bland, the 96th victim of the Hillsbrough tragedy, was 18 when he suffered injuries at the football ground that left him in a persistent vegetative state.
Tony Bland, then 18, of Keighley, West Yorks, suffered brain damage in the 1989 football stadium crush and died four years later, aged 22.
For legal reasons, Mr Duckenfield cannot be charged over the death of the 96th victim Tony Bland, as he died fours years after the disaster, prosecutors said.
David Duckenfield, the South Yorkshire officer who was in command of policing at the match, has been charged with manslaughter of 95 people - the 96th, Tony Bland, died four years later after his life support was switched off.
Tony Bland was born and raised as the only son to parents who divorced when he was nine years old.
6) Tony Bland, a young man, was crushed in a Hillsborough football melee in 1989, which caused him to develop PVS.
A YOUNG man called Tony Bland was Hillsborough's 96th victim.
His ruling came nearly two decades after leading judges ruled that Liverpool soccer fan Tony Bland - left in a permanent vegetative state after being crushed at the 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster - could be allowed to die.
And as for the singing on the Kop, when Tony Bland died, the last of the 96 Hillsborough victims, the bile that was spewed out by the famous Man United fans was sickening.