Lawyers awarded $438,694 in football players’ beating case

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Lawyers for two former University of Memphis football players beaten by police have been awarded nearly $440,000 in attorney fees and costs.

The Commercial Appeal reports U.S. District Court Judge Sheryl H. Lipman awarded $438,694 to the Spence Law Firm.

The award involving ex-U of M football players Dupree Lytle and Michael McDonald brings the case’s total cost to the city of Memphis to $588,694. The two men received $75,000 each in a settlement earlier this year after the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected an appeal by the city.

The attorney fee award was less than the $577,615 the firm requested yet more than the $339,000 the city’s attorneys said should be awarded.

The players were beaten by police near Beale Street in 2011.

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