Family of former UCF football player Ereck Plancher suffers another appeal setback

Ereck Plancher

Ereck Plancher

The family of former UCF football player Ereck Plancher suffered another setback Friday.

The 5th District Court of Appeal stood by its original decision that impacts how much the family could be paid by the UCF Athletic Association in damages associated with his death. The court refused to certify a motion for appeal questions filed by Plancher family attorneys.

The appeal questions flag the case as an issue the Florida Supreme Court should review. The Plancher family attorneys are hoping the Florida Supreme Court will still hear the case, but they face a tougher path without support from the 5th District Court of Appeal.

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