It has not been a great for Ole Miss Rebels linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche who was arrested this week for disturbing the peace and is currently suspended and now a Fox Sports report says that Nkemdiche and his younger brother Robert Nkemdiche and rising sophomore defensive lineman for the Rebels are being sued for $2 million for their role in a fight.
Per the report:
Denzel, Robert and five unidentified football players were at Ole Miss’s Kappa Alpha fraternity house in the early morning hours of February 17th, 2013 when a fight broke out. The fight did not immediately involve the plaintiff Matthew Baird but led to the fraternity house being cleared out and then things took an ugly turn.
“During this time Denzel Nkemdiche was observed ripping off his shirt and screaming, “I’m going to beat that mother——’s ass!”
According to the complaint, without any provocation Denzel punched the plaintiff in the back of the head, immediately knocking him out where he laid unconscious for 12-15 minutes with his body convulsing in a seizure.
Not content with the knockout blow Robert Nkemdiche and five other football players, unidentified but sued as John Does in the lawsuit, then are accused of kicking and stomping the plaintiff as he was passed out on the ground. Everett, the plaintiff’s friend, dove on the ground and covered the unconscious plaintiff, leading to his also being beaten. According to the complaint, Everett was beaten so severely that his eardrum was busted and his middle ear was severely injured.”
The Nkemdiche brothers have been sued for battery, negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress, for which the plaintiff is seeking two million dollars in damages according to the report.
Ole Miss issued this statement:
“When this alleged incident occurred, the proper authorities investigated the matter and could find no evidence of wrong-doing 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.”
The last thing Ole Miss needed was another run-in with the law involving any more football players after an offseason that has seen more than their fair share. Robert was the top recruit in the nation last year and helped lead a revival for the Rebels who finished with one of the nation’s top recruiting classes in 2013.