Family of PRP football player files wrongful death lawsuit - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Family of PRP football player files wrongful death lawsuit

The family of a 15-year old Pleasure Ridge Park football player who collapsed and died is looking for more answers. The lawsuit names PRP's head coach and several assistants as defendants. But it does not include Jefferson County Public Schools.

The parents of 15-year old Max Gilpin hope this lawsuit will help provide answers to questions about the death of their son. Max died on August 23rd, three days after collapsing at football practice.

"Couple of the boys wanted to take drinks of water, go over to the fountains and the coach said that it wasn't time to go for water yet and get back out and practice some more," said Mary Frazier, witness.

Mary Frazier is one of dozens of people who witnessed PRP's practice that day. She also saw Gilpin and another player collapse.

"I was upset that day thinking I hope I don't read about him in the paper," said Frazier.

The wrongful death lawsuit accuses PRP's head coach Jason Stinson and several assistants of "acting with reckless disregard for the safety" of Max.

The suit does not include Jefferson County Public Schools, but the family's attorney tells Fox 41 News, more names could be added in the near future.

"That does not affect us in any way," said Sgt. Robert Biven, LMPD.

Meanwhile, metro police are also asking questions about the death.

"The magnitude of this case is absolutely huge," said Sgt. Biven.

Sgt. Robert Biven says police could interview as many as a hundred people before before it's over.

"Once we put all that together we're going to turn that over to the commonwealth attorney's office for their review and recommendation as to how to proceed," said Sgt. Biven.

Jefferson County Public Schools do not comment on any pending litigation. Meanwhile, this lawsuit does not give a specific monetary amount.

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