Clinkscale Family Sues Church Over Death In Ring

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- The family of a former University of Tulsa football player who was killed in an unsanctioned boxing match is accusing the Oklahoma church that put on the exhibition of negligence.

The Tulsa World reports that the family of George Clinkscale III filed a damages lawsuit against Guts Church of Tulsa seeking damages in excess of $75,000 plus punitive or exemplary damages.

The 24-year-old Clinkscale, who lived in the Dallas suburb of Cedar Hill, died after a boxing match on Sept. 21 that was held in the church's parking lot. He reportedly began cramping during his match and died later at a hospital.

The suit lists as defendants Guts Church pastors William and Sandra Scheer and holds them accountable for Clinkscale's death.

Guts Church didn't immediately respond to emails sent requesting

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