The Georgia Court of Appeals has decided an insurance coverage dispute in favor of the University of Georgia Athletic Association in a case that stems from a suit brought against the association by a former football player injured on the field.

In 2003, Georgia junior cornerback Decory Bryant suffered a career-ending spinal injury in a game against the University of Alabama-Birmingham. In a twist of fate, the junior contends that he had just days before told the university’s then-assistant athletic director, Hoke Wilder, that he wanted disability insurance under the school athletic association’s Exceptional Student-Athlete Disability Insurance program.

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