Detroit Lions running back David Montgomery and his girlfriend, Tatum Causey, are currently facing a civil lawsuit due to an incident involving their pit bull. The lawsuit alleges that their dog attacked a smaller dog and one of its owners in June.

According to the Detroit Free Press, Causey was cited for harboring a vicious animal when their pit bull named Lola approached a cockapoo from Montgomery’s driveway. This happened just days after the couple had moved into their new home.

Causey informed the police that Lola had escaped from the backyard and proceeded to grab onto the smaller dog’s leg. The owners of the cockapoo were forced to scramble in order to pick up their pet from the ground.

The unfortunate incident resulted in two leg fractures for the smaller dog which also required stitches. One of its owners, Mark Owens, reported suffering two puncture wounds on his left hand during this ordeal. He also revealed at a Grosse Pointe Shores city council meeting on June 20 that he wore a sling due to his injuries while his wife suffered leash burn scars on her arm. Their pet has since undergone two surgeries and had its leg amputated.

When questioned about this lawsuit earlier this week, Montgomery assured reporters that it was being taken care of.

Montgomery played four seasons with Chicago Bears before signing with Detroit Lions in March under a three-year deal worth $18 million.

Lions coach Dan Campbell expressed satisfaction with having Montgomery on his team during Wednesday’s practice session. He praised Montgomery’s versatility and workman mentality as valuable assets for Lions.