Michigan football player, former teammate sued for allegedly failing to pay nearly $10,000 in rent
University of Michigan linebacker Kenny Demens and former cornerback Boubacar Cissoko have not yet responded to a lawsuit alleging they owe nearly $10,000 in back rent and late fees for an Ann Arbor apartment they rented, court records show.
Hidden Valley Club Apartments is suing Demens and Cissoko for $9,925, plus interest and attorney fees.
The suit, filed in 15th District Court, alleges Demens and Cissoko signed a lease, agreeing to pay $850 each month for an apartment from May 1, 2009, through May 31, 2010.
The apartment complex “fully performed all of its obligations under the lease,” the suit claims, but Demens and Cissoko “failed to pay the agreed upon rent.”
Demens was served with the suit Sept. 27, court papers filed this month say. He could not be reached for comment Thursday.
Cissoko, who was kicked off the team last October after violating unspecified team rules twice in 2009, is serving between 19 months and 15 years in state prison for committing three thefts and an attempted robbery. Cissoko is awaiting trial on three counts of assault of a prison employee.
Lee Higgins covers crime and courts for AnnArbor.com. He can be reached by phone at (734) 623-2527 and e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.