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Expert: Heart problem didn't kill player

Updated: June 16, 2011, 8:25 PM ET
Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. -- University of Central Florida football player Ereck Plancher died after a preseason practice from complications of sickle cell trait, not an undetected heart problem as school attorneys have argued, a cardiologist testified Thursday during a wrongful death trial.

Dr. Barry J. Maron, from the Minneapolis Heart Institute, said there is no evidence that a cardiac problem killed the 19-year-old, who collapsed on March 18, 2008.

Attorneys for the UCF Athletics Association ...

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