The figure represents $1 million for each of the 51 additional years that John Bieniewicz, 44, could have lived, according to the lawsuit.
After serving his sentence, Bassel Saad faces deportation because he is not a U.S. citizen.
Everything changed with a single punch in a men’s recreational soccer game near Detroit last summer.
A Senate committee on Tuesday voted 4-1 to send the legislation to the full Senate.
Under the plea deal he could be sentenced from eight to 15 years in prison but because he is not a U.S. citizen, he could face deportation.
A judge says jurors can see photos from the autopsy of a Detroit-area soccer referee who died after a player punched him in the head.
A judge has denied a request to downgrade a murder charge against a man who killed a soccer ref with a single punch.
The delay comes after a judge recused herself from the case, saying she was concerned with being fair in light of her strong feelings of good sportsmanship.
A judge has recused herself from the case of a metro Detroit soccer player charged in the one-punch slaying of a referee.
Police say Bassel Saad struck John Bieniewicz as the 44-year-old referee announced his decision to eject Saad from a men’s recreational league game.