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Seven Ole Miss football players, including the Nkemdiche brothers, slapped with $2 million civil suit

Denzel Nkemdiche AP

Brothers Denzel and Robert Nkemdiche, along with five unnamed Ole Miss teammates, have been slapped with a $2 million civil suit filed by a plaintiff who alleges they beat him unconscious about a year ago at a fraternity party.

The suit was filed last last week by Matthew Baird, who alleges that he was beaten by the players at a party held at the Kappa Alpha fraternity house last February 17th. Baird was treated for multiple injuries, including to his head. He is seeking $1 million in compensatory damages and $1 million in punitive damages.

Mississippi responded to the suit with a statement in support of the Nkemdiche brothers and the other players.

“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,” athletics director Ross Bjork said in a statement. “This is a personal matter for them and we will support Denzel and Robert while they defend themselves in this civil case.”

Even though Ole Miss stands behind its players, it can’t be too excited with how the offseason is going so far. Denzel Nkemdiche was suspended recently, along with teammate Serderius Bryant, after being arrested for disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace. Reserve cornerback Bobby Hill was also suspended after an arrest while defensive end Channing Ward pled guilty to DUI charges last week.

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21 Responses to “Seven Ole Miss football players, including the Nkemdiche brothers, slapped with $2 million civil suit”
  1. 8to80texansblog says: Feb 19, 2014 6:35 PM

    Not sure how he figures $1MM in compensatory damages…

    And these players can easily just declare bankruptcy now before they hit the big payday….

  2. dhardy8207 says: Feb 19, 2014 6:46 PM

    Oh boy….its all about money these days. Why wait a year to file a law suit regarding a beat down that he took a year ago? The timing of one of the brothers going to the NFL has nothing to do with this for sure….(Sarcasm)

    Some anniversaries can be brutal…

  3. musketmaniac says: Feb 19, 2014 7:05 PM

    sue the frat. I said before, life little lesson. When you take a baseball bat to a football player’s knees, the rest run like cowards. revenge is their career not money.

  4. thefiesty1 says: Feb 19, 2014 7:51 PM

    They should jet play football all year (no off season) for them to get into trouble. Oh wait, baseball does that and they still get in trouble.

  5. txstatebobcats1868 says: Feb 19, 2014 7:58 PM

    The only good KA is Pi-K-A… Or for those who know their Greek alphabet, a ΠΚΑ!! :)

  6. nfl4days says: Feb 19, 2014 8:55 PM

    Nothing good happens in fraternities. They’re for sociopaths and weak minded people who still want to act like college is highschool.

  7. Romulus says: Feb 19, 2014 8:59 PM

    ole miss allows black players to their frat parties? Not the ole miss I know.

  8. goodfieldnohit says: Feb 19, 2014 9:00 PM

    Johnny Manziel is out of control

    Right?

  9. derekgorgonstar says: Feb 19, 2014 9:18 PM

    SEC! SEC! SEC! SEC!

  10. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Feb 19, 2014 10:43 PM

    Derek, you offer well thought out opinions regarding the SEC. It’s amazing how every other conference has no arrests or ugly incidents.

    I don’t really trust local police to investigate these matters, it’s happened too often that they will look the other way when it comes to these athletes.

  11. derekgorgonstar says: Feb 19, 2014 11:15 PM

    Yes, this past week Georgia, Bama, Vandy, and Ole Miss, (twice) had incidents. The Auburn kid had charges dropped.

    I didn’t see any other teams mentioned in that time.

    I don’t really follow college football….so….

    what conference are those teams in?

  12. pike573 says: Feb 19, 2014 11:33 PM

    There have been a bunch of arrests. Sec just always gets the pub good or bad.

    What about a sexual assault that looks like it was covered up? Wolverines!!!

  13. spoiledbratswhosuck says: Feb 20, 2014 8:28 AM

    Normal students at big school football programs are actually AT RISK walking among these thugs not realizing that the benefit of the doubt always goes to the athlete. Everybody else is always to blame.

  14. packerbadger says: Feb 20, 2014 8:30 AM

    Add another seven players from the $ECheat to the Local Section. Yes, pike, other conferences do have their problems; but not like the $ECheat does on a near daily basis! FACT!

  15. mcmccii says: Feb 20, 2014 8:59 AM

    1 step forward, 2 steps backward for Ole Miss.

  16. 8to80texansblog says: Feb 20, 2014 10:30 AM

    derekgorgonstar says:
    Feb 19, 2014 11:15 PM

    Yes, this past week Georgia, Bama, Vandy, and Ole Miss, (twice) had incidents. The Auburn kid had charges dropped.

    I didn’t see any other teams mentioned in that time.

    I don’t really follow college football….so….

    what conference are those teams in?
    _____________________
    Since you “don’t really follow CFB”, let me fill you in on some other incidents this week that you might have missed.

    TCU had a WR popped on pot charges,

    OU got hit with recruiting violations,

    USC got in trouble for bad mouthing another schools recruit

    FSU QB is about to get sued for sexual assault in civil court.

    But hey, you’re not biased at all in your mocking the “SEC” chant….

    I’m sorry that your team, whoever that is, isn’t good enough for you to actually focus your efforts on cheering for THEM, but just remember, every time you mockingly cheer for the SEC, you’re still cheering for the SEC.

  17. packerbadger says: Feb 20, 2014 3:29 PM

    I’m guessing that the $ECheat has more stories in the Local Section than all of the other conferences…..by far….

  18. packerbadger says: Feb 20, 2014 3:31 PM

    Oh, the FSU QB “lawsuit” is about extorting the kid out of some money in my opinion. Chick had sex with him and then decided to “cash in”.

  19. onlyoneleft says: Feb 20, 2014 4:18 PM

    And I thought the SEC would make it a full day without a problem.

  20. dhardy8207 says: Feb 22, 2014 10:06 AM

    Same trolls that always post on an SEC thread….

    Hey Packer, did you miss the UNC thread where they are investigating the school once again for academic fraud? I m going to guess that since you only troll for SEC threads you skipped that one.

    Derek, what kind of idiot “don’t really follow college football” but yet makes it their mission to post on every single SEC thread with a childish chant…I’m going to guess someone with no life that just likes to troll…

    Onlyoneleft…another troll that obviously picked a team/conference that is the bottom feeder of college football…

  21. kdbroom says: Sep 12, 2014 7:25 AM

    nfl4days,

    Still sour over getting turned down by all the fraternities at your school?

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