Former Ga. football player's lawsuit dismissed

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - A judge has dismissed a former University of
Georgia football player's lawsuit against the university's athletic
association.

Junior cornerback Decory Bryant's football career ended with a
neck injury in a game against the University of Alabama-Birmingham
in 2003.

Bryant's lawsuit said officials failed to complete paperwork for
an insurance policy that could have awarded him up to $500,000.
Bryant had prospects for a pro career but doctors told him it was
too risky for him to continue to play.

The Athens Banner-Herald reported that Superior Court Judge
Lawton Stephens ruled that the athletic association is entitled to
protection under the principle of sovereign immunity, which bars
lawsuits against state agencies.
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Information from: Athens Banner-Herald,
http://www.onlineathens.com

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