Colorado linebacker Sipili, ex-defensive lineman Perri sued over assault

Updated: June 23, 2008, 7:54 PM ET
Associated Press

BOULDER, Colo. -- University of Colorado linebacker Michael Sipili and former defensive lineman Christopher Perri have been sued over an assault that happened last year.

Colorado student John Antrim filed the lawsuit this week. He says he had three metal plates inserted into his face after the assault. Antrim's lawyers say he suffered traumatic brain injury and long-term disfigurement. He is seeking compensation for his injuries.

Sipili pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge in the case. He was suspended from school and the football team last fall but is expected to be a starter this fall.

Perri was suspended for three games and decided after the Independence Bowl game that he would leave the program on his own accord.

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