Former UCLA player Nelson to sue Sports Illustrated

LOS ANGELES — Former UCLA basketball player Reeves Nelson plans to sue Sports Illustrated (SI) over an article that described him as being physically violent at team practices and claimed he urinated on a teammate's bed.

Nelson, who was dismissed from the team in December for disciplinary reasons, will file the defamation suit against the magazine Wednesday, seeking $10 million in damages, according to

The article — published in March — painted Bruins head coach Ben Howland as having lost control of the program in recent years, but singled out Nelson for persistent bad behavior, including allegations of rough play during practices that left some of his teammates injured.

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