Ereck Plancher, UCF, lawsuit, family,...

Ereck Plancher, UCF, lawsuit, family, dead football player

There are 38 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Mar 12, 2009, titled Ereck Plancher, UCF, lawsuit, family, dead football player. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Attorneys representing the family of University of Central Florida football player Ereck Plancher filed a wrongful death suit against the university today.

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Go Knights

Denver, CO

#1 Mar 12, 2009
I know the Orlando Slant has been DYING for this to happen. the article states that Orlando Slant hired a LAWYER to get public records... sounds to me like the Orlando SLANT was paying a lawyer to get DIRT on UCF, so they could smear it all over UCFs face. I bet Lynn Hoppes is dancing in their office. Bring out the Bubbly!! UCF is getting SUED !! WOO HOO !!! Now we will be able to boost our subscriptions from 1,227 1,228!!! WE'RE IN THE MONEY !!!
Go Knights

Denver, CO

#2 Mar 12, 2009
Why did you delete all of the 100+ comments?? can't take the heat???? They didn't say what you want is to think??
GAKnight

Mount Juliet, TN

#3 Mar 12, 2009
I realize that many want to blame the Sentinel for this, but that's not the case. It is about lawyers, however. It's always about the $$$. The truth is not part of the equation, no matter who is to blame, if anyone! A JD is a license to extort.
Aron

Orlando, FL

#4 Mar 12, 2009
I don't know why the Sentinel just erased or move the thread already started on this subject, but here it is for the rest of you so you can catch up...

http://www.topix.com/forum/source/orlando-sen...
FMS

Denver, CO

#5 Mar 12, 2009
It'll be up to the jury, but I think that if UCF thought it was in the wrong it would admit it. Although Plancher's death is tragic, I'm sure a jury will find that UCF did things by the book.
Stupid Flanders

Orlando, FL

#6 Mar 12, 2009
Reported on CBSSports.com , U of Missouri had to pay out 2 million plus a 250,000 scholarship for a linebacker who died during workouts.
The key will be based upon a preponderance of the evidence. I think UCF's lawyers need to look at the evidence and determine if they could be held liable. If yes, then settle. If no, fight it.
Cracke r

Naples, FL

#7 Mar 12, 2009
A tragic incidence that has turned into greed.
Aron

Orlando, FL

#8 Mar 12, 2009
FMS wrote:
It'll be up to the jury, but I think that if UCF thought it was in the wrong it would admit it. Although Plancher's death is tragic, I'm sure a jury will find that UCF did things by the book.
It's a civil matter, not a criminal one, which is what really needs to take place. However, it's hard to have such a proceeding when everyone is pointing fingers at other folks and passing blame on a rogue incident.
Aron

Orlando, FL

#10 Mar 12, 2009
Man I still can't believe that because this was getting so heated (the conversations on this topic) the Sentinel had to move it.

WTF? What happened to freedom of speech!!!?
SOMEONES MOTHER

Winter Garden, FL

#11 Mar 12, 2009
No sport or program is worth the death of a player. Coach oleary is thought to be a me first egomaniac, but I am sure he did not murder this player. It is just survival of the fittest. Maybe his parents can be countersued for handing down the sickle cell gene.
Thomas

Attleboro Falls, MA

#12 Mar 12, 2009
Their son died so now he never will make the NFL cut and take care of his family for life. Therefore gimme, gimme money. It's not about the death, it's about the money....
The family should be ashamed of itself.
Typical response from a black family..
Obammys Mammy

Spring Hill, FL

#13 Mar 12, 2009
Things like this happen, no fault of the school. Just like the idiot suing because he go bit by a snake at Wal-Mart garden center. Dollar dollar bill yo...that is the ONLY thing people care about.
tracman

Oviedo, FL

#14 Mar 12, 2009
Obammys Mammy wrote:
Things like this happen, no fault of the school. Just like the idiot suing because he go bit by a snake at Wal-Mart garden center. Dollar dollar bill yo...that is the ONLY thing people care about.
There are a lot of people who try to milk the legal system for money. A "Loser Pays" change in our court system would eliminate the frivolous lawsuits. However, I don't regard the loss of human life as frivolous. I believe the family has a strong case, based on the knowledge that Erick had the sickle-cell trait, which UCF was aware of, and appropriate accomodations were not made. If UCF chose to keep him on the team, those training accomodations should have been mandated by the athletic department. They weren't, so UCF is at fault from my viewpoint.
Sean

Spartanburg, SC

#15 Mar 12, 2009
Thomas wrote:
Their son died so now he never will make the NFL cut and take care of his family for life. Therefore gimme, gimme money. It's not about the death, it's about the money....
The family should be ashamed of itself.
Typical response from a black family..
What does suing have to do with their being black??? I have seen people of all races sue for outlandish reasons.
Do not be Fooled

Cocoa Beach, FL

#17 Mar 12, 2009
O'Leary is a snake. He doesn't fire the guys that don't produce on his coaching staff, instead demotes them. He keeps those that he knows will yes sir him. Take a look at all of their bio's. They are all O'Leary clones. The guys believes in punishment to the first degree and he would do it again. Two kids, one dies and the other has kidney failure, both claims state lack of water. U.C.F= The University of Coaching Failures. O'leary is will always be a loser post Kevin Smith!
uh huh

Indialantic, FL

#19 Mar 12, 2009
Chester DeGrasse wrote:
Scum, Scum Scum Scum. Scum, Scum Scum Scum SCUM.
May they rot in hell for trying to profit off their own bad DNA.
I have to agree with you.
His death was tragic, however at that age, he should know his own limits. He was a big boy. If he was pushing himself to hard he only had himself to blame. It is not the responsibility of a college in any aspect to hold your hand.
Profiting off of the death of a loved one ( even if its painful to admit it was due to his own negligence ) is sick.
It may be hard, but COME TO TERMS WITH IT!
Football Fan

Austin, TX

#20 Mar 12, 2009
THis is truly a tragic situation. What the reporter didn't realize is that the family faces a real uphill battle. State law limits the amount of damages the family can receive. Anything above that level requires approval from the legislature, which isn't exactly flush with cash these days. The entire process could take years.
TheRunningNurse

Kissimmee, FL

#21 Mar 12, 2009
Give me a break. Sorry for your loss, but your son had a condition. He rolled the dice, he lost. Maybe you should have enrolled him in ballet and he would still be here today.
It's football, workouts are difficult.
jim

Island Falls, ME

#22 Mar 12, 2009
sickle-cell-trait, don't let them play
Crack Smoking President

Ferndale, FL

#23 Mar 12, 2009
Chronic blood disease=law suit?????

I can't wait until the slantinel folds!!!!!!!

This liberal fish wrap will soon be joining the other demising liberal fish wraps VERY SOON!!!!

I never did see the slantinel 4 poster set of President Bush when he was elected TWICE????

Good Riddance.........

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