Tampa Tribune 8/14/2014 Associated Press ORLANDO — The legal fight between the University of Central Florida and the family of a football player who collapsed and died following conditioning drills is headed for Florida’s highest court. On Wednesday, the Florida Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal of the reduction of the monetary award in […]

By KYLE HIGHTOWER, Associated Press | Baynews9.com Wednesday, August 13, 2014 ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The legal fight between the University of Central Florida and the family of a football player who collapsed and died following conditioning drills is headed for Florida’s highest court. On Wednesday, the Florida Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal […]

Family sues over athlete’s death They say trainers should have known of player’s medical condition, stopped his workout Aug 6, 2014 Nanette Asimov | San Francisco Chronicle The family of Ted Agu — the 21-year-old Cal football player who died after being escorted with breathing trouble from an all-team training run in February — sued […]

Tampa, Florida, August 5, 2014 Two Tampa attorneys, Steve Yerrid and Jeffrey D. Murphy, along with attorney Brian Panish from Los Angeles, announced today they have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against The Regents of the University of California. Ted Agu, who was a 21-year-old student athlete and a member of the University of California Berkeley football team, […]

Orlando Sentinel 7/1/2011 Iliana Limón A jury ruled the UCF Athletics Association was negligent in the 2008 death of football player Ereck Plancher and awarded his parents $10 million. The group spent about five hours deliberating Thursday night, the 14th day of the Plancher wrongful death trial. Attorneys representing UCFAA and Plancher’s family completed closing […]

Tampa trial attorney Steve Yerrid, who represents the family of University of Central Florida football player Ereck Plancher, who died during a workout because coaches pushed him too hard knowing he had a medical condition. During opening arguments in the wrongful death trial, Yerrid argues that the 19-year-old died three years ago from complications of sickle […]