A 20-year-old Hyattsville man died Sunday evening of head injuries he received during a touch football game in a Bowie park, Prince George's County police said yesterday.
Brian Kevin Pryor, 20, of 16th Place, died at Doctors' Hospital in Lanham at 7:45 p.m. Sunday, police said, three hours after being admitted. The cause of death was internal head injuries, police said.
Stephanie Pryor, the dead man's mother, said she was told by doctors that her son died of a massive cerebral hemorrhage. She said her son, a junior at Bowie State College, was playing in a football game between employes of two different McDonald's restaurants when he received his injuries. Pryor worked as a part-time manager in a Langley Park McDonald's, his mother said.
A spokesman for McDonald's said that it was a "pickup game," not sanctioned by the company, and that none of the employes involved would comment on the incident.
Mrs. Pryor said she was told that her son passed out after hitting his head on the ground for the second time during the game at High Bridge Park in Bowie.
"When they first picked him up, he couldn't talk," the mother said. "They took him to the sidelines. All he could do was move his arms," she said.
His mother said her son had no history of neurological problems, but said that he did not often play sports.
"He's not a very big guy. As far as I'm concerned he shouldn't even have been playing football," his mother said.