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Florida Supreme Court rules for UCF in case of football player's death

Florida Supreme Court rules for UCF in case of football player's death
Published On: Thu, May 28
Sep 21, 2013; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes strength Rick Court against Florida A&M Rattlers at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday ruled the UCF Athletics Association, the private corporation that runs the Knights athletic program, does not have to pay Ereck Plancher's family $10 million it was awarded after the football player's death during practice in 2008.

By a 6-0 vote (with one recusal), first reported by The Associated Press, the state's high court upheld a lower court ruling that the UCF Athletic Association should receive the same "sovereign immunity" that protects Florida's state agencies from having to pay more than $200,000 in legal damages.

Plancher collapsed and died after conditioning drills at the school's football complex in March 2008. He was 19.

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