Kennedy Foster, the roommate of Tennessee wide receiver Josh Smith who was involved in an alleged fight resulting in Smith’s arrest for domestic assault, has requested Smith pay $875,000 in compensatory and punitive damages, according to Jimmy Hyams of WNML.com.
If Smith and his family choose not to pay the amount requested by Tuesday, according to Hyams, Foster will file a $3 million civil lawsuit. Foster’s attorney, George Underwood Jr., claims Foster suffered a broken nose, broken teeth, and damage to his eyes and right ear in the incident.
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Keith Stewart, the Smith family attorney, received a Confidential Settlement Demand Letter from Underwood on May 22, and provided his take on the action.
“I’m not accusing him (Foster) of extortion, but that’s what it looks like,” Stewart said. “Given my understanding that Mr. Foster’s attempts to press charges against Malcolm Stokes were unsuccessful, it seems his motives are clear.”
The demand requests a cashier’s check for $875,000 to be received by Foster and Underwood by 5 p.m. on Tuesday accompanied by a “letter of sincere apology” to Foster. If the check is not received, a civil suit seeking $1.5 million for compensatory damages, and another $1.5 million in punitive damages will be filed.
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