Yesterday we told you that Ole Miss LB Denzel Nkemdiche was arrested on his 21st birthday for disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace. Now word has come out that according to a civil suit filed on Valentine’s Day in LaFayette County, Mississippi, Nkemdiche assaulted a man at Ole Miss’s Kappa Alpha fraternity house last year:
A fight broke out — not involving the plaintiff — and KA members decided to clear out the house. During this time Denzel Nkemdiche was observed ripping off his shirt and screaming, “I’m going to beat that mother——‘s ass!”
The plaintiff and Everett decided to leave the house when, according to the complaint, without any provocation Denzel punched the plaintiff in the back of the head, immediately knocking him out.
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.
Ole Miss did release a statement today that basically said at the time of the incident that no wrongdoing was found on the part of the Ole Miss players. It will be interesting to see if any witnesses come forward to dispute the school’s claims.
We will keep an eye on this one for you guys and keep you posted.