Lawsuit filed against dead player's mother

May 7, 2010

Linda Will is the mother of Rashidi Wheeler, who was a Northwestern University football player.

Will hired the law firm Cochran, Cherry, Givens, Smith & Montgomery to press a wrongful death lawsuit against Northwestern when her son died in August 2001.

The law firm is suing Will for more than $116,000, claiming Will failed to pay them during her legal battle which resulted in a $16 million settlement.

Will could not be reached for comment Thursday.

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