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Autopsy reveals UCF's Plancher had gene trait tied to 10 similar deaths

Discussion in 'College Sports' started by alen1, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. alen1

    alen1 New Member

    Dec 16, 2007

  2. TerryTate

    TerryTate Premium Member Luxury Box

    Mar 24, 2008
    I think the most telling detail of this article is that ESPN dispatched Mark Fainaru-Wada to research and uncover facts on this story. He co-wrote "Game of Shadows" and if you guys recall, he was going to sit in jail to protect his sources from that book. I have a hard time believing that there would be any BS in this story. I didn't click on the ESPN link when I saw it yesterday, just because I thought it was details from an AP copy which didn't have all these revelations. Boy was I wrong.

    It's going to be a rough time for my alma mater.
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  3. Coral Reefer

    Coral Reefer Premium Member

    Nov 25, 2007
    Back in Miami
    It was a very sad thing that happened and I wish nothing but peace for his family.

    That said I'm pretty sick of people trying to villify UCF in this.
    It was a tragic thing that has unfortunately happened before and unfortunately will happen again. If athletes having these traits that COULD lead to a problem decide to play then they take the risk. I don't think these shcools should be dragged through the mud from it. If this is the way it's going to be then schools will just have to ban anyone having any possible genetic trait that could become an issue from competing in organized sports.
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  4. gafinfan

    gafinfan gunner Club Member

    I couldn't agree more and I don't blame the athete either. It's not how long you live its how well you live what you've got! May he RIP.
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  5. The Orlando Sentinel (Slantinel), somewhere along the lines, forgot that this was about a young man losing his life. What started out as journalism, quickly turned into a smear campaign against UCF. Immediately after Erecks death, The Slantinel went to a former QB (Moffett) and printed an article about how he disliked George O'Leary. Along with the articles printed using only "anonymous sources" stating George and Co were treating him poorly.

    It's nothing short of disgusting the way the Central Florida media handled this, and I applaud the fact that George O'Leary is refusing to talk to anyone associated with the Slantinel until a full apology is issued.
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