Bell facing civil suit
[Mark] Bell's problems won't end with his sentence, which could be commuted to four months for good behaviour. Bell also faces a lawsuit from [victim Jose Luis] Villafana, seeking "unlimited" damages.
"It's very early in the proceedings and we intend to pursue it all the way through," Villafana lawyer Samuel Samaniego told the Star yesterday. "We've sued in Superior Court for unlimited. Basically that means we're going to be going for everything."
According to the police report, Bell wasn't injured that night, but Villafana suffered multiple cuts to his head and face, swelling in his left foot, pain in both knees, chest pain while breathing and back pain all over. He missed work. He didn't have a driver's license nor did he have insurance.
Many Maple Leafs fans are already speculating he'll be sent to the minors this season.