Last month, TMZ reported that Nerlens Noel was being sued for trashing his rented West Conshohocken house and leaving a death threat for his landlords. That death threat – above – was in the form of a papier-mâché tombstone that looks like a left over Halloween decoration. According to Noel, that’s because it was a left-over Halloween decoration:
Noel has finally fired back in legal docs of his own — adamantly denying he went “Project X” on the place. In fact, Nerlens says he tried to work with the owners to repair the carpet damage even though he wasn’t entirely convinced he damaged them in the first place.
But Nerlens is clearly most upset about the tombstone allegation — insisting it was just a Halloween decoration that was left on the property a few weeks before the holiday … and doesn’t amount to a threat.
Nerlens wants the whole case thrown out, stat … and we’re guessing he’ll never rent from these people again.
Excuse TMZ for referencing “Project X” – a Dax Flame-starring movie that no one saw – but this case is looking like it’s headed for a quiet settlement. That’s how this stuff usually works: Someone sues athlete for x-amount of money, athlete denies any wrongdoing, and then the athlete pays half of x-amount or less and it goes away. But if the stories of Noel’s toilet treatment have any truth to them, they might want to install some extra strong pipes at that Camden practice facility.
NOTE: I actually sent a real inquiry to the Sixers asking if they’ll have bigger than normal toilets at the practice facility for the bigger than normal people. I’m still awaiting an answer.
More picture of the destruction after the jump.