Game Faces Civil Suit In Assault Case
The Game may be out of lockup but he's not off the hook yet; the man who was allegedly assaulted by the Compton rapper filed a civil suit against him last week.According to court documents published by TMZ, in his recently filed civil lawsuit Shannon Rodrick is claiming assault, battery, civil rights violation and negligence following the alleged incident which occurred at a basketball game at South L.A.'s Rita Walters Educational Learning Complex in February 2007.
In the lawsuit Rodrick claims The Game, whose real name is Jayceon Taylor, first approached him during a basketball game and aggressively told him, "Your team is garbage." According to court documents, Rodrick says the rapper continued to provoke him and while on a timeout, Game "sucker-punched [Rodrick] with a closed fist on [Rodrick's] left cheek causing [him] to fall backwards." Rodrick says the Game next went to his vehicle to get a gun, and walked towards him saying, "I'm going to blast this fool."
Rodrick is seeking unspecified damages.
The Game was arrested following the incident and eventually pleaded no contest to felony possession of a firearm in a school zone in the criminal case. After serving just eight days of a 60 day sentence he was released last week.
Since his release, The Game has been hard at work on his upcoming album L.A.X. His street record "Big Dreams," which was produced by Cool & Dre recently hit the internet.
On the track Game boasts, "The whole world been waitin on him/ here I come/ drop top Phantom I'm skating on 'em/ look around all these b*tch n*ggas hating on him/ mad cuz I'm Chronic 2008'ing on em/Big cars, big wheels, big chains, big pimpin, big money, big dreams."
Game's third studio album, L.A.X. is scheduled for release this June.
The Game - Big Dreams: