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Florida coach Urban Meyer treated, released from hospital

GAINESVILLE — Florida coach Urban Meyer spent the night at a Gainesville hospital after the Gators arrived home Saturday following a 32-13 loss to Alabama in the SEC Championship Game in Atlanta.

Meyer was treated at Shands at Gainesville for dehydration, Florida athletic officials said.

He was released shortly after 1:30 p.m. Sunday. School officials would not comment on reports that Meyer had chest pains when he was admitted.

"He's doing fine now," Florida communications director Steve McClain said Sunday afternoon.

Meyer and Cincinnati coach Brian Kelly participated in a teleconference on Sunday night, but John Sudsbury, the Sugar Bowl spokesman who moderated the call, would not allow Meyer to answer questions about his health, saying the discussion was limited to the bowl game.

Meyer was asked several times about his health and what condition he was treated for, but the questions were interrupted.

Antonya English, Times staff writer

Florida coach Urban Meyer treated, released from hospital 12/06/09 [Last modified: Sunday, December 6, 2009 11:20pm]
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