DECATUR, Ala. -- A University of Alabama student is suing Oakland Raiders rookie linebacker Rolando McClain, claiming the former Crimson Tide star purposely hit him with a car and assaulted him in 2008.

The Birmingham News reported Thursday that Stanford Matthew Mangham filed the lawsuit in Morgan County circuit court last week claiming McClain intentionally hit him twice at an intersection on Nov. 13, 2008.

The suit says McClain then slung Mangham to the ground, causing permanent injuries. He is seeking $75,000 plus punitive damages.

The university that 2008 weekend said police were investigating a fight between a football player and two fraternity members. The Birmingham News reported the player was McClain.

A call by The Associated Press to an Oakland Raiders spokesman for comment was not immediately returned.

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Information from: The Birmingham News, http://www.al.com/birminghamnews