ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -Former Michigan football player Marlin Jackson was awarded $225,000 in a lawsuit against a fellow student who claimed the football player assaulted him in 2003.
A Washtenaw County jury ruled Thursday that Jackson was defamed by Shahin Farokhrany.
Farokhrany said he was assaulted with a bottle at a party and sued Jackson for $10 million. Jackson countersued, saying a bottle was not used and the accusation hurt his reputation in NFL pre-draft interviews.
Jackson's attorney Ellis Freatman III told The Associated Press that the jury award is roughly equivalent to the difference in income from being picked one or two spots higher in the draft.
Jackson, a defensive back, was the Indianapolis Colts' first-round pick in 2005.

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Raiders vs. Bucs Pick Will the Raiders and Bucs light up the scoreboard this Sunday when the two teams clash at 1:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Seahawks vs. Saints Pick Will it be a great offense or a great defense that stands tall when the New Orleans Saints host the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday at 1PM...
Thumbnail Patriots vs. Bills Pick With LeSean McCoy banged up, is the under the play on Sunday when the Bills host the Patriots at 1:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Redskins vs. Bengals Pick The Washington Redskins and Cincinnati Bengals meet up in London this Sunday at 9:30AM ET. Will the two put on a...
Thumbnail Jaguars vs. Titans Picks With Blake Bortles struggling, will the Jaguars and Titans play under the total for bettors on Thursday night this week?
More inNFL Articles  

NFL Team Pages