Coaches defend actions in Gilpin case

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Three assistant high school football
coaches have defended in depositions the actions of their former
boss, who is charged with reckless homicide in the death of a
player last summer.

The three coaches for Pleasure Ridge Park say in depositions
filed Thursday they never heard former head coach David Stinson use
profanity, ridicule players for getting a drink or deny players
water during the Aug. 20, 2008, practice.

The Courier-Journal reports that some of the coaches' statements
are at odds with what players, witnesses and Stinson have
previously told police.

Fifteen-year-old sophomore Max Gilpin collapsed from heat stroke
during the practice and died three days later.

Stinson and the other coaches are all named in a civil lawsuit
filed by Gilpin's parents.

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