Michigan linebacker Kenny Demens faces legal action again for failing to pay rent
University of Michigan linebacker Kenny Demens is facing legal action for the second time in 14 months for failing to pay rent, 15th District Court records show.
Demens and his younger brother, Koreal, were sued Aug. 24 by Briar Cove Apartments in Ann Arbor, where they signed a lease for an apartment last summer, and a default judgment was entered against them last week. They have until Sept. 19 to pay about $2,500 in back rent, records show, or they will be evicted.
On Sept. 8, the default judgment was entered after the brothers didn't show up in court to contest the suit, records show. That judgment gives the complex the right to take possession of the apartment unless the brothers come up with the entire amount owed. In total, they would have to pay $2,676.
Records show the brothers signed a lease Sept. 10, 2010, to rent the apartment for a little more than a year for $985 each month. The brothers did not return phone calls seeking comment today.
It's not the first time Kenny Demens has been sued for failing to pay rent.
Last October, a default judgment was entered against him in the amount of $10,089 after Demens and former U-M cornerback Boubacar Cissoko were sued by Hidden Valley Club Apartments in Ann Arbor for failing to pay rent. The two had rented an apartment together and records show the judgment was entered after Demens failed to appear in court to contest the suit.
Demens later pledged in a letter to the 15th District Court that "in due time I will pay everything I'm responsible for."
Cissoko was dismissed from the team in October 2009 after violating unspecified team rules twice that year. He later was convicted of assault with intent to rob while armed, assault of a prison employee and three counts of larceny from a person. State Department of Corrections records show Cissoko was paroled June 14 of this year.
Lee Higgins is a reporter for AnnArbor.com. He can be reached by phone at 734-623-2527 and email at firstname.lastname@example.org.