Stinson Trial: Players Describe Tough Practice

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Several current and former Pleasure Ridge Park High School football players testified Wednesday that they saw teammates vomiting, stumbling, crying — and even having trouble breathing — at the Aug. 20, 2008, practice where teammate Max Gilpin collapsed from heat stroke.

Most of the players estimated they ran 20 to more than 30 wind sprints — far more than normal — and described former head coach Jason Stinson as being angry, yelling at players and denying them water.Stinson is standing trial in Jefferson Circuit Court on felony charges of reckless homicide and wanton endangerment in Max's death three days after that practice.

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