Victim in PIKE house fight files lawsuit against WKU

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- Jerald Armfield has filed a lawsuit against Western Kentucky University, as well as seven current and former member of the football team.

On Monday, four individuals pleaded guilty in a Warren County Circuit Court to charges stemming from an altercation behind the PIKE fraternity house on March 5, 2017.

The civil suit claims that individuals within the university either knew, or reasonably should have known, that seven individuals from the football team were planning an assault.

Sgt. Rafael Casas, of the WKU Police department, as well as Nick Uhlenhopp, Assistant Athletic Director for Football Operations, were named in the suit.

The suit calls their actions "a substantial factor in the cause of [Armfield]'s injuries."

Armfield names the seven individuals who were all, at the time, members of the WKU Football team.

Quinton Baker, Tyler Obee, Xavier Lane, Cecil Stallings, Drew O'Bryan, Jahcour Pearson, and Christopher Johnson are the seven former and current members of the football team that are named.

O'Bryan and Stallings are no longer on the team.

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