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Slain lacrosse player's mom sues coaches, state

Associated Press Modified: May 3, 2012 at 6:00 pm •  Published: May 3, 2012

"It was well known to the players and coaches on the UVA men's and women's lacrosse teams that Huguely's alcohol abuse and erratic, aggressive behavior was increasingly getting out of control, especially his obsession with Love and his aggressiveness and threats to Love," the complaint says.

Despite these incidents, the lawsuit says, nobody at the university disciplined Huguely or tried to get him into treatment for alcohol abuse or anger management.

Brian Gottstein, a spokesman for Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli, said in an email to The Associated Press that he was aware of the lawsuit but it had not yet been served on the defendants.

"If it is served, we will vigorously defend the case," he said. "While we certainly recognize the terrible loss suffered by the Love family, that loss was not caused by the commonwealth or anyone employed at the University of Virginia."

An attorney for the Love family did not immediately return a message seeking comment.