MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — A former Minnesota State University, Mankato, football player has sued two men convicted of causing the student’s permanent brain injuries during a 2014 assault.

The civil lawsuit filed by Isaac Kolstad and his family also names Blue Bricks Bar and South Street Saloon. They allege the bars illegally sold liquor to Philip Nelson, who was 20 years old at the time.

The lawsuit says Nelson’s intoxication directly caused his decision to start the altercation and kick Kolstad in the head.

Trevor Shelley, the other man named in the lawsuit, pleaded guilty in March to felony second-degree assault in the incident.

The suit says the incident and damages were caused by Nelson’s negligence as well as Nelson and Shelley’s battery and assault of Kolstad.

Kolstad and his family have requested a jury trial.

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Comments (2)
  1. Norge says:

    Good for him, hope he squeezes them into poverty for the rest of their lives.

  2. Dan Mack says:

    I agree. Every belligerent black that starts a bar brawl deserves a big payday. There may however be a problem in that his current condition is a result of years of repeated brain injuries from football. Add that to the fact that here in the Socialist Village alcohol related deaths and serious injuries are socially acceptable. Maybe if he tells the jury he was on his way to pray at the Mosque at 2:00 AM the jury will overlook his part in all this.