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Former UCLA player Nelson sues SI over story

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&...
Via AP on Fox
May 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Reeves Nelson to sue SI

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...
Via Fox Sports
May 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Reeves Nelson Responds To Sports Illustrated Allegations, Loses

Dear Reeves Nelson, I read your response to Sports Illustrated‘s article which prominently featured you being a very large anus (even for Los Angeles) to a number of people and playing a big role in destroying the most storied program in college basketball (other than Indiana). I even wrote a piece for this very blog stating the incidents revealed in the article were very overblown...
Via Rumors and Rants
March 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Reeves Nelson says SI took apology out of context, almost all stories are false

Reeves Nelson already had a bad reputation for being kicked off the UCLA basketball team for poor behavior, but what remained of it was shredded by a damning article published in Sports Illustrated this week. Reeves reacted swiftly and hired a lawyer who sent a letter to SI demanding a retraction. He continued the damage control with an interview on NBC Los Angeles...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Reeves Nelson hires lawyer who demands retraction from SI for pointing out Reeves was jerk

Sports Illustrated did in one article what Ben Howland could not accomplish in three years: hold Reeves Nelson accountable for being a jerk. SI exposed Nelson for being a bully who injured teammates during practice, fought them, and intimidated them, all without coach Ben Howland saying anything. Howland chose to play Nelson over other talented players, causing at least one player...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Reeves Nelson expected to join Lithuanian team

Former UCLA forward Reeves Nelson, who was dismissed from the Bruins last week, is expected to sign a contract to play professional basketball with a Lithuanian team as early as Friday, said his father, Brian. Contrary to reports, Reeves has not signed a contract yet, but one is expected to arrive via e-mail soon. "I've been given an indication that something will be in...
Via Fox Sports West
December 16, 2011  |  Discuss

Howland not amused by Nelson's joking

Ben Howland met with enigmatic forward Reeves Nelson during a Tuesday meeting described by the head coach as "cordial" before Nelson headed to his first final exam of the day. The outcome? Nelson would be suspended from the team indefinitely for "conduct unbecoming of a member of a member of the UCLA basketball team." Nelson sat out the entire second half...
Via Fox Sports West
December 06, 2011  |  Discuss

UCLA dismisses Reeves Nelson from team

UCLA forward Reeves Nelson has been kicked off of the team by head coach Ben Howland. It's been a rough start to the season for the Bruins (2-5) and an even rougher start for Nelson. "This continues a trend of very disappointing behavior by Reeves, said Howland in a statement. I personally have worked hard with him to illustrate the importance of the code of conduct...
Via Fox Sports West
December 06, 2011  |  Discuss

UCLA's Reeves Nelson makes another misstep after suspension

LAHAINA, Hawaii Less than a week after he was suspended in part for being late to a team meeting, UCLA's Reeves Nelson missed the team bus to Los Angeles International Airport on Saturday for the Bruins' flight to Hawaii. The junior forward took a later flight and missed a players' banquet ahead of UCLA's opener against Chaminade on Monday in the Maui Invitational...
Via Fox Sports West
November 21, 2011  |  Discuss

Reeves Nelson reinstated to UCLA basketball team

UCLA Head Mens Basketball Coach Ben Howland announced today that he has reinstated Reeves Nelson. Nelson will return to practice on Thursday, Nov. 17, and will travel with team to the EA Sports Maui Invitational this weekend. The team did not practice today. Nelson, a junior forward, was suspended for conduct unbecoming of a member of the UCLA basketball team and missed the Middle...
Via Fox Sports West
November 16, 2011  |  Discuss
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