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Former University of Georgia Football Player Asks Judge to Reconsider Lawsuit Dismissal

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - A former University of Georgia football
player is asking a judge to reconsider his decision to dismiss a
lawsuit that claimed the school's athletic department failed to
secure him a $500,000 insurance policy.

Decory Bryant's attorney Hue Henry said Thursday he is
"puzzled" by the judge's decision and has filed a motion
encouraging him to reconsider the ruling. He said "this case is
far from being resolved."

Bryant's football career ended in 2003 with a neck injury. He
claimed that a school official failed to complete the paperwork
that would have paid him if an injury ended his career.

Athens-Clarke County Superior Court Judge Lawton Stephens tossed
the lawsuit on Dec. 4, concluding that the athletic association was
protected from some civil actions and that Bryant failed to
properly notify the school before he filed his complaint.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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