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Family of former Rebels' player sues Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Hinds County judge says he will rule soon on a motion by the University of Mississippi to move a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a former Ole Miss football player to Lafayette County.

The Clarion-Ledger reports (http://bit.ly/qaBIEb) arguments were heard Monday on the motion.

The motion is being opposed by the family of Bennie Abram. The family sued the university, coach Houston Nutt and the NCAA in May in Hinds County.

Abram was 20 years old when he collapsed during the first day of formal offseason workouts on Feb. 19, 2010, and later died at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford, Miss. An autopsy revealed Abram died from complications associated with sickle cell trait.

The university has repeatedly said all of its employees acted properly.

Abram graduated in 2007 from DeSoto Central High School in Southaven.

Information from: The Clarion-Ledger, http://www.clarionledger.com

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