Published February 18, 2014 - 6:46pmNEW: Follow on facebook -
According to a report by FoxSports.com, Denzel and Robert Nkemdiche are being sued for alleged battery from an incident that occurred in February 2013.
The Nkemdiche brothers are being sued for battery, negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
The suit alleges that Denzel punched a man in the back of the head at a fraternity house and knocked him out. Robert, then in high school, and five other football players began kicking and stomping the man. The suit alleges the man began convulsing and was taken to the emergency room and treated for severe head injuries.
Ole Miss officials responded to FoxSports with a statement, and the athletic department says they will support the players, as follows:
“When this alleged incident occurred, the proper authorities investigated the matter and could find no evidence of wrongdoing related to Denzel and Robert Nkemdiche or any other members of our football program. This is a personal matter for them and we will support Denzel and Robert while they defend themselves in this civil case.”
Denzel Nkemdiche is currently suspended from the program after his arrest this weekend for disturbing the peace.
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