ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - A judge has dismissed a former University of
Georgia football player's lawsuit against the university's athletic
Junior cornerback Decory Bryant's football career ended with a
neck injury in a game against the University of Alabama-Birmingham
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.
Information from: Athens Banner-Herald,
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