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Reeves Nelson’s Sports Illustrated Lawsuit Dismissed

Former UCLA basketball player Reeves Nelson had his lawsuit against Sports Illustrated and senior writer George Dohrmann dismissed on Tuesday by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mary Ann Murphy.

According to Murphy, the current Los Angeles Lakers rookie had no case, citing to evidence of Dohrmann’s  numerous sources and research for the article that ran in March on the dysfunctional program under head coach Ben Howland. Nelson’s unruly behavior was featured in the article and was one of the reasons why he was dismissed from the UCLA basketball program and went undrafted in the 2012 NBA Draft.

“We have stood behind the reporting of our Pulitzer Prize winning writer since day one,” Sports Illustrated said in a statement. “We are pleased that after reviewing the case, the court agreed it should be dismissed.”

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Reeves Nelson Filing Lawsuit Against Sports Illustrated

Former UCLA basketball player Reeves Nelson is filing a $10 million defamation lawsuit against Sports Illustrated for a scathing article by writer George Dohrmann, according to TMZ.com.

In the article, Dohrmann portrayed Nelson as an absolute terror during his time in Westwood, with incidents ranging from urinating on his teammates clothes to stepping on the chest of Tyler TrapaniJohn Wooden‘s great-grandson.

The lawsuit, that’s scheduled to be filed Wednesday in L.A. County Superior Court by attorney Keith Fink, will include declarations from 18 current and ex-players who deny the allegations about Nelson.

Sports Illustrated Drops the Hammer on UCLA

If you’ve wondered why the UCLA men’s basketball program has fallen from grace the last three seasons, George Dohrmann of Sports Illustrated has discovered the possible answer.

The Ben Howland regime in Westwood has been filled with rampant fighting, drinking and drug use — all while the head coach looked the other way a majority of the time.

Dohrmann spoke to dozens of players and former staff members from the last four seasons. But the true star in this lengthy piece is former Bruin Reeves Nelson:

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