Appeal rejected in Gipp exhumation case





The legal fight over exhuming the remains of Notre Dame football great George Gipp may have ended.

The Michigan Court of Appeals last month refused to hear an appeal of a decision to reject a lawsuit filed by two men who say they are Gipp's distant cousins. Ron Gipp and Karl Gipp live near George Gipp's boyhood home in the Upper Peninsula and sued in November 2007.

The previous month, his body had been removed from a cemetery near Laurium to determine if he had fathered a child out of wedlock before dying in 1920. DNA testing produced negative results.

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