Cats’ TE McDonald being sued

By Jelani Yancey

Andre McDonald is a bit further in the doghouse.

The Kansas State tight end, who has been benched for the season-opener Saturday, had already spent five days in the county jail this summer for violating the city’s dangerous dog ordinance. Now he’s being sued in Riley County District Court for $60,000 by a man who says McDonald’s pit bulls attacked him.

Brandon Robb of Manhattan filed the lawsuit last week. He claims that he was helping his girlfriend pet-sit McDonald’s pit bulls on Dec. 23, 2011. When he was walking another dog, McDonald’s dog named Zeke attacked Robb and bit him several times, the lawsuit claims.

Robb is asking for $60,000 to compensate for “past and future and suffering, past and future mental anguish, permanent disfigurement and permanent physical injuries.” Robb is asking for a jury trial.

The civil lawsuit is not directly related to McDonald’s violation of the city’s dangerous dog ordinance, authorities said — except for one thing: McDonald was served the papers notifying him of the civil lawsuit on Aug. 23, when he was serving his time at the Riley County Jail.

K-State coach Bill Snyder said Tuesday that McDonald — in addition to not playing this Saturday — has suffered consequences for his actions.

“We have to get him some friends, other than dogs,” Snyder quipped during the weekly press conference. “We’re working diligently on that. He has suffered some consequences and continues to suffer some consequences.”

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