Wallace due in court Monday with Southern lawsuit - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Wallace due in court Monday with Southern lawsuit


Former Southern baseball player, DJ Wallace, traveled from California to Baton Rouge over the weekend for a Monday court appearance.

Wallace has filed suit against the school for the way several former employees handled injuries he sustained while he was a Jaguars student athlete from 2010 to 2015. Wallace contends Southern officials told him the school would pay for a knee surgery he had in 2013, but instead he and his family received approximately $17,000 in bills for the operation and other medical expenses.

"So big numbers," Wallace told WAFB on Sunday. "And it's even more of a shock when you're told 'Okay, as a student athlete if you get injured during your sporting activity, it's the school's responsibility to take care of it,' and now your families are being blind-sided and as college students, you can imagine we don't have credit yet," Wallace added.

Copyright 2018 WAFB. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly