Lawsuit Filed in Football Player Death

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of a western Kentucky high school football player is seeking more than 17 million dollars in damages.

The suit was filed in January by the family of Ryan Owens, a 16-year-old player at Henderson County High School. He collapsed and died at after football practice on July 19th, 2006.

New filings in the suit that revealed the damage requests were filed Friday in response to questions from the defense.

The documents filed Friday by Owens' family allege the school's athletic officials were slow in summoning medical.

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