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Report: Plancher showed signs of distress at end of workout

Updated: April 25, 2008, 11:34 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Central Florida wide receiver Ereck Plancher was showing signs of distress during a team workout before he collapsed and later died, four UCF players told the Orlando Sentinel.

Plancher, 19, of Naples, Fla., collapsed and was taken to a hospital on March 18. He was pronounced dead a half-hour after the workout, known as a "mat drill."

The players, speaking on condition they remain anonymous, told the newspaper that the practice was more intense than the basic conditioning ...

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