Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 5/23/12
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, including Honeycutt, ...
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