COLLEGE PARK - The attorney representing the mother of Duke men's basketball player Carlos Boozer is requesting compensation from the University of Maryland for injuries suffered by Renee Boozer during an incident after Duke's recent, 98-96, overtime victory over Maryland at Cole Field House.
James Curtain, a Juneau, Alaska-based attorney, has yet to file a formal lawsuit in the matter. According to school sources, Curtain sent a letter to Susan Bayly, the University of Maryland's general counsel, in which Curtain said Maryland should compensate Mrs. Boozer for her medical expenses, lost wages and benefits, and general pain and suffering. No dollar amounts were specified.
Mrs. Boozer was struck in the head by a thrown plastic water bottle behind the Duke bench, after the Blue Devils completed an improbable comeback victory on Jan. 27. The mothers of Duke players Jason Williams and Chris Duhon also reportedly were hit by flying debris, which came from the Maryland student section.