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Former UCLA basketball player Reeves Nelson plans to sue Sports Illustrated (SI) over an article that described him as being physically violent at team practices and claimed he urinated on a teammate's bed.
Nelson, who was dismissed from the team in December for disciplinary reasons, will file the defamation lawsuit against the magazine Wednesday, seeking $10 million in damages, according to TMZ.com.
The article -- published in March -- painted Bruins head coach Ben Howland as having lost control of the program in recent years, but singled out Nelson for persistent bad behavior, including allegations of rough play during practices that left some of his teammates injured.
The article also claimed Nelson urinated on former Bruins forward Tyler Honeycutt's "bed and clothes" after suspecting he had told coaching staff about players' plans to go out partying.
The lawsuit reportedly claims as many as 18 current and former UCLA players have denied the allegations,...
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Former UCLA player Reeves Nelson is suing Sports Illustrated for defamation, false light and intentional infliction of emotional distress over its recent article about problems in the school's basketball program.
The lawsuit filed Wednesday in Superior Court in Los Angeles names Time Inc. and writer George Dohrmann as defendants. The story titled ''Not the UCLA Way&...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Former UCLA player Reeves Nelson is suing Sports Illustrated for defamation, false light and intentional infliction of emotional distress over its recent article about problems in the school's basketball program.
The lawsuit filed Wednesday in Superior Court in Los Angeles names Time Inc. and writer George Dohrmann as defendants. The story titled "Not...
Nearly three months after an ugly expose on the UCLA basketball program was published in Sports Illustrated, former Bruins standout Reeves Nelson has filed a $10 million lawsuit against the magazine, according to TMZ.
The minefield of a story, first released online in late February, paints the UCLA program as a mess, alleging a slew of misdeeds by players on and off the court, not...
The lawsuit comes after a March article that characterized Reeves Nelson as a bully to his UCLA teammates.
Time Inc. and Sports Illustrated unequivocally stood behind George Dohrmann’s story, Not the UCLA Way in which he claimed UCLA basketball player Reeves Nelson 'went wild' -- was violent at practices...
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Remember that huge UCLA expose from Sports Illustrated that was going to rock Ben Howland's program to the core? In spite of all the sordid details of the Bruins program spiraling out of control, not too much came from the report, at least from UCLA's perspective. Howland has stayed with UCLA, the program hasn't been punished in any way by the NCAA, and UCLA only...