The Dreams hitmaker, real name Jayceon Taylor, stands accused of punching Onyebuchi Awaji, an off-duty police officer, in the head after clashing with him on the court at Hollywood High School on 29 March (15).

Cops were called to investigate, but the hip-hop star had left the scene by the time authorities arrived.

Awaji filed a battery report over the incident and on Monday (06Apr15), he launched civil action against The Game in a California court, claiming the alleged assault may have caused him brain damage, reports

The Game, who was suspended from taking part in the JBL Basketball League until officials complete their investigation, has yet to comment on the clash or respond to the news of the lawsuit.

The rapper will at least have a little extra cash to fight the suit - he won $6,000 (£3,750) on Saturday (04Apr15) from Drake after betting on the Wisconsin Badgers to beat tournament favourites the Kentucky Wildcats in the Final Four college basketball championships.