UW Basketball player faces Civil Lawsuit

May 30, 2013

A man has filed a civil lawsuit against former University of Wyoming basketball player Luke Martinez over a fight outside a bar last year.
Attorney Steve C.M. Aron filed suit in March on behalf of Parfait Nayigihugu. The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.

Martinez's attorney, Tom Fleener, filed an answer to the lawsuit that asks the court to find in Martinez's favor.  Martinez also has a criminal case pending in which he is charged with aggravated assault and battery. Martinez has pleaded not guilty in the criminal case.

The civil suit and criminal case stem from what police say was a fight in late December 2012 outside a Laramie bar.