Time, Sports Illustrated Ditch UCLA Basketball Star's Libel Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (October 17, 2012, 10:45 PM EDT) -- A California judge has thrown out a former University of California Los Angeles basketball star's $20 million libel suit, ruling he couldn't show Time Inc. and Sports Illustrated had acted with malice in publishing an article that alleged he bullied teammates, an attorney for the publishers confirmed Wednesday.

Reeves Nelson, who was dismissed from the UCLA team in December 2011, claimed the story called "Special Report: Not the UCLA Way” falsely portrayed him as “a self-confessed psychopath,” doing irreparable harm to his “budding basketball career and...
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