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AU student sues Tiger running back

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - An Auburn student is suing Tigers running back Eric Smith for injuries allegedly sustained during a fight.

The suit filed by Decari Jenkins in U.S. District Court in Montgomery says that Smith and two unnamed Auburn players assaulted him and a friend in August.

Smith was charged with third-degree assault and suspended for one game by Auburn coach Gene Chizik. Jenkins' attorney said Smith's harassment claim against Jenkins was dismissed.

Jenkins' suit says he sustained permanent scarring and symptoms of post-concussion syndrome from the confrontation.

An Auburn athletic official declined comment Tuesday. 

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