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UCF wrongful death trial opens

Updated: June 15, 2011, 9:56 PM ET
Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Jurors on Wednesday started hearing arguments over whether University of Central Florida football player Ereck Plancher died during a workout because coaches pushed him too hard knowing he had a medical condition or whether it was from an unknown heart defect.

During opening arguments in the wrongful death trial, attorneys representing his parents said the 19-year-old died three years ago from complications of sickle cell trait after an excessive workout in which coach ...

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