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Was Kentucky HS Coach Responsible For Player’s Death?

By Southern Man On September - 17 - 2009

9/17/2009 From the Bleacher Report:

LOUISVILLE, KY—David Jason Stinson, a 37-year-old former high school football coach was found not guilty today by a jury of his peers. 

Stinson had been charged with reckless homicide and wanton endangerment in the death of Max Gilpin, a 15-year-old lineman on the Pleasure Ridge Park High School football team.

It took the jury less than 90 minutes to decide coach Stinson's innocence.  When asked if he had ever seen a homicide case decided so quickly, Alex Dathorne, Stinson's attorney said, "Yes, when the defendant is innocent and there is absolutely no evidence that he did anything wrong!"

Indeed, the prosecution offered no evidence or testimony that Gilpin had actually dehydrated, yet several medical experts called by the defense told jurors that it appeared a combination of heat, the use of a dietary supplement (creatine), the drug Adderall-used to treat attention deficit disorder, and being ill were the main factors in Gilpin's death. 


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