• Attorneys file Supreme Court papers in case of UCF football player who died


    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Attorneys have filed papers in the lawsuit by the family of Ereck Plancher against the University of Central Florida.

    Plancher, a UCF football player, collapsed and died during conditioning drills in 2008.

    The Plancher family sued the UCF Athletics Association and was awarded $10 million in a trial.

    Previously, the Fifth District Court of Appeals ruled that the UCF Athletics Association is subject to sovereign immunity, which limits damages to state agencies to $200,000.

    Attorneys are asking the Florida Supreme Court to deny the Plancher family's request to review that decision.

    (An earlier version of this story said the Supreme Court had ruled in this case, that was incorrect)

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