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Plaintiffs welcome appeal in UCF trial

Updated: July 1, 2011, 6:08 PM ET
Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The attorney for the family of a University of Central Florida football player who was awarded a $10 million wrongful death judgment said Friday that he welcomes the university's plans for appeal.

Steven Yerrid served as the lead attorney representing 18-year-old Ereck Plancher's family and said the verdict by the jury after a 14-day civil trial will serve as a signal to the college athletic community at large that the care of athletes should be put before winning on the ...

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