Fox Sports reported Tuesday that two Ole Miss football players -- brothers Robert and Denzel Nkemdiche -- are being sued for $2 million for battery, negligence, and intentional infliction of emotional distress stemming from an alleged fight at a fraternity house.
The plaintiff in the civil case, Matthew Baird, a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity at Ole Miss, is suing for damages.
The complaint, filed in LaFayette County on Feb. 14 by the Memphis law firm Burch, Porter, and Johnson states the incident occurred 11:45 p.m. Feb. 17, 2013, at the Kappa Alfpha fraternity house, according to the Fox Sports report.
The lawsuit claims Denzel Nkemdiche punched the plaintiff in the back of the head without provocation and that his brother, Robert, along with several other unidentified football players, kicked and stomped on the plaintiff on the ground.
The lawsuit also claims that after losing consciousness for 12 to 15 minutes, the plaintiff began convulsing and was taken to the emergency room where he was treated for severe head injuries.
"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," Ole Miss said in a statement to the media. "This is a personal matter for them, and we will support Denzel and Robert while they defend themselves in this civil case."
Denzel Nkemdiche, a linebacker, is presently indefinitely suspended following an arrest this past weekend for disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace.
The brothers have 30 days to file a responsive pleading to the lawsuit once they are served.