Nkemdiche brothers being sued for $2 million

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Denzel Nkemdiche and his brother, Robert, were named in a complaint filed in Lafayette County Circuit Court on Friday by plaintiff Matthew Baird.

He claims Denzel Nkemdiche punched him from behind and knocked him unconscious. The complaint says after Baird was knocked down, Robert Nkemdiche and five others, who were not named, began to kick and stomp Baird.

A statement released by Ole Miss Athletic Director Ross Bjork said, "The proper authorities investigated the matter and could find no evidence of wrong-doing."

Bjork said Ole Miss would support the Nkemdiche brothers as they defend themselves in the civil case.

Foxsports.com first reported on the story.

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