Reeves Nelson Files $10M Lawsuit Against Sports Illustrated
Reeves Nelson has filed a $10 million defamation lawsuit against Sports Illustrated.
The lawsuit comes after a March article that characterized Nelson as a bully to his UCLA teammates.
Nelson was dismissed from the team in December.
The lawsuit includes sworn declarations from 18 former teammates.
Drew Gordon, for example, disputes the allegation that Nelson gave him a black eye.
"We have never had a fight, not at a teammate's apartment or anywhere else, nor has Nelson ever given me a black eye from a fight or otherwise," Gordon said in his declaration.
Tyler Honeycutt denies that Nelson urinated on his bed and clothes.
"Nelson did not pile my clothes onto my bed … and he certainly did not urinate on my clothes. … Nelson played a minor college prank on me, throwing some Jolly Rancher candy and baby powder on my bed and flipping over the mattress when I left our dorm room," Honeycutt's statement said.