March 27, 2023
Florida appeals court overturns verdict in 2017 death of college football player - WFTV

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Florida — A state appeals court docket ranks with the household of an area soccer participant who died after follow.

Nick Blakely, a 19-year-old Stetson College soccer participant, died in August 2017 after eradicating himself from follow attributable to dizziness and chest tightness.


Police stated Blakely collapsed to the bottom and had a seizure. Somebody started CPR on him till he was taken to Florida Hospital DeLand, the place he died.

Blakely’s household sued Stetson College.

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Final 12 months, a decide dominated that Blakely’s choice to signal a allow to play soccer protected Stetson from legal responsibility.

On Friday, a panel of three judges overturned the 2021 choice.

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The sophomore graduated from Archer Excessive Faculty close to Lawrenceville, Georgia, majoring in accounting.

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