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George O'Leary

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  • Ereck Plancher trial: Attorneys spar over cause of UCF player's death

    Ereck Plancher trial: Attorneys spar over cause of UCF player's death
    Jurors heard two vastly different explanations of what caused former UCF football player Ereck Plancher's death. Plancher, a 19-year-old football player, collapsed and died following a March 18, 2008 offseason conditioning workout supervised by UCF coach...
  • Ereck Plancher trial: Doctor testifies sickle cell trait caused player's death

    Ereck Plancher trial: Doctor testifies sickle cell trait caused player's death
    Dr. Barry J. Maron, a cardiologist with more than 40 years of experience, testified it is his opinion former UCF football player Ereck Plancher died from sickle cell trait complications. The Ereck Plancher trial continued to be slowed down by contentious...
  • Ereck Plancher trial: Former player says no water at Plancher's last workout

    Ereck Plancher trial: Former player says no water at Plancher's last workout
    Former UCF football player Cody Minnich testified coach George O'Leary ordered athletic trainers to remove water from the indoor practice facility during Ereck Plancher's final workout. Minnich told a jury that the athletic trainers were not near the...
  • Running back Storm Johnson is a UCF Knight, dad says

    Running back Storm Johnson is a UCF Knight, dad says
    Storm Johnson is a UCF Knight. The 6-foot-1, 217-pound running back chose UCF Friday after visiting the Orlando campus. He had also visited USF prior to his Orlando trip. "Yes sir, Storm committed today and he will start classes on the 22nd," Wesley...
  • Ereck Plancher trial: Medical examiner defends finding Plancher died from trait

    Ereck Plancher trial: Medical examiner defends finding Plancher died from trait
    UCF Athletics Association attorneys aimed to discredit the medical examiner who testified complications from sickle cell trait contributed to Ereck Plancher's death. Medical examiner Joshua Stephany told the jury Plancher's death was caused by...
  • Ereck Plancher trial: O'Leary says he never ordered trainers, water out

    Ereck Plancher trial: O'Leary says he never ordered trainers, water out
    UCF coach George O'Leary defended his actions during football player Ereck Plancher's final workout, testifying Thursday that he never ordered athletic trainers and water be removed from the building. O'Leary and his staff supervised Plancher's final...
  • Ereck Plancher trial: Former team captain says O'Leary ordered water, trainers out

    Ereck Plancher trial: Former team captain says O'Leary ordered water, trainers out
    Former UCF wide receiver Brian Watters, a team captain during the 2010 season, testified coach George O'Leary ordered water and trainers be removed from the fieldhouse during Ereck Plancher's final workout. "Coach O'Leary, at times, he'll order water put...
  • Slimmer Jah Reid may be Ravens' answer at right tackle

    Slimmer Jah Reid may be Ravens' answer at right tackle
    Jah Reid grew up hungry in his mother's three-bedroom, one-story home in an old neighborhood of Haines City, Fla. Not that Lucinda Stratton didn't put food on the table. She did. Plenty of it, in fact. It was just that Reid ate prodigious amounts as a...
  • Ereck Plancher trial: Three players say water and trainers at workout

    Ereck Plancher trial: Three players say water and trainers at workout
    Three UCF players testified coach George O'Leary never ordered water and athletic trainers be removed from Ereck Plancher's final workout. Plancher collapsed and died following offseason conditioning drills at the UCF football complex on March 18, 2008....
  • Ereck Plancher case: Is UCF on trial or George O'Leary?

    Ereck Plancher case: Is UCF on trial or George O'Leary?
    In football terms, the Ereck Plancher trial is three yards and a cloud of legal wrangling and conflicting testimony. It only took one Tuesday afternoon in Courtroom 12-D of the Orange County Courthouse to know this beyond a shadow of a doubt: We will...
  • UCF quarterback Jeff Godfrey wants to lead Knights to unprecedented success

    UCF quarterback Jeff Godfrey wants to lead Knights to unprecedented success
    UCF sophomore quarterback Jeff Godfrey dreams big. He wants to be the best quarterback in the country. He wants to lead the Knights to an undefeated season and Bowl Championship Series game invitation. And he wants to repay UCF coach George O'Leary for...