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Louisville Coach Pleads Not Guilty

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky high school football coach has
pleaded not guilty to reckless homicide in the heat-related death
of a player who collapsed at a hot August practice.
A judge released David Jason Stinson without bond Monday
following his arraignment in Jefferson Circuit Court.
The family of 15-year-old Pleasure Ridge Park High player Max
Gilpin attended the hearing but did not speak to reporters. Gilpin
collapsed Aug. 20 while running sprints and died three days later
at a hospital.
A grand jury Thursday indicted Stinson in the sophomore's death.
Gilpin's death was one of six heat-related deaths in high school
and college athletics in 2008. But the criminal charge against
Stinson appears to be unprecedented.


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