UCFAA attorneys objected and the judge agreed, telling Yerrid to move on.
O'Leary testified he saw Plancher stumble, but it wasn't a "stress or disorder to me." He said a lot of players stumble on the football field and it wasn't a cause for concerned.
Yerrid said, "Coach O'Leary, young athletes don't die a lot on the football field."
O'Leary said, "No, they don't."
UCFAA attorneys objected. The judge agreed and asked the jury to disregard the question.
Yerrid asked O'Leary how many times team completed the obstacle course near the end of the workout. He said he initially thought the team had done it once, but he said he spoke with his staff and learned the team did it twice.
O'Leary answered a few more questions about the workout, but Yerrid asked him not to go through the entire workout in detail. Yerrid assured him the UCFAA attorneys would ask him about it later.
The coach said he was talking with his staff when he saw players helping carry Plancher out of the fieldhouse.
O'Leary said he asked Jackson what was happening and Jackson responded, "dehydration." The coach said Plancher looked like many dehydrated players he had seen in the past.
The coach said he asked Plancher whether he had breakfast that morning. O'Leary said Plancher had a water bottle in his mouth and later was being treated by Jackson on a bench outside, so Plancher never responded.
Yerrid asked O'Leary what Plancher looked like while players assisted him on the bench. "I looked down," O'Leary said. "I saw open eyes."
Yerrid asked if Plancher's "appearance looked good."
O'Leary responded, "I looked at it as an athlete when an athlete was struggling."
Yerrid asked if Plancher could sit without assistance on the bench outside and the coach said he couldn't recall "if he was leaning on someone over there."
Yerrid asked if Jackson had water and was "administering hydration inside the fieldhouse. O'Leary responded, "yes."
Yerrid asked if Jackson would be in the best position to answer where he gave Plancher water and O'Leary said "yes."
The attorney then asked O'Leary about Manny Messengeur, a former car salesman and booster who was hired to serve as O'Leary's special assistant. O'Leary said they are friends and Messengeur oversees letterman activities.
Yerrid asked whether O'Leary instructed players what to say during sworn statements they gave the school's attorney shortly after Plancher's death. O'Leary responded, "No, I did not."
Davis, one of the former players who testified this week, told jurors O'Leary discouraged players from speaking in detail and told them they could not trust anyone besides their teammates and coaches. Davis said he did not provide as many details about the workout during his sworn statement for UCF attorneys because Messengeur was in the room and he was worried everything he said would relayed to O'Leary.
The coach said Messengeur was in the room when players gave their sworn statements because he was responsible for rounding up the players for the interviews and he knew them.