Former football player sues school after on-campus attack
WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (AP) – A former University of the Cumberlands football player is suing the school saying it failed to protect him from a beating by two people on campus.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports (http://bit.ly/2eoryiE) that a lawsuit filed by Zane Parker says a student and a former student who had been banned from campus attacked Parker as he was walking near a residence hall last December.
Parker sustained an orbital fracture that damaged his right eye, a concussion and a closed-head injury.
The lawsuit says UC severed its contact with Parker during his time of need.
Parker’s lawsuit seeks $5 million in compensation and $3 million for punitive damages.
University spokeswoman Leslie Ryser says the attack on Parker was distressing for the entire campus, but that the school didn’t cause his injuries.
Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com
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