Have The Bachelorette producers ever heard of background checks? It is being reported that one of Becca Kufrin‘s potential suitors is currently being sued for battery after a brutal fight left a man with two black eyes. In court papers, Alex Templeman is being accused of beating up an acquaintance in what is described as a “malicious, premeditated, vindictive, and intentional” attack.

According to Radar Online, Alex allegedly assaulted Salvatore Nappo, who was friends with a woman Alex was dating at the time. “Templeman and Nappo belong to a circle of friends. He was making derogatory comments to him over text and then he brutally assaulted him,” the victim’s lawyer told the outlet. “He got the hell beat out of him. He busted open his eye socket, leaving it fractured. His nose was busted up pretty bad.”

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Text messages between the guys also show Alex allegedly telling a friend, “Only degenerate I know of is the biggest f–kboy in ATL and scumbag. Your boy.” Alex went on to claim that Salvatore has been “bad mouthing him” and when asked why he hated the plaintiff, Alex replied, “Bc he’s a scumbag. Out for himself. After about a year of hanging out with him I’ve thrown in the towel.”

Salvatore is claiming he suffered serious bodily injury and asking for $2.5 million to cover medical expenses. Alex, who is a 31-year-old project manager from Atlanta, has denied the allegations, claiming he was acting in self-defense in his response to the complaint. He also asked the court to dismiss the case, which is still pending.

Surprisingly, Alex might not be the worst contestant Becca will date on the reaity dating competition — and no, we’re not talking about her ex-fiancé Arie Luyendyk Jr. It was recently discovered that Lincoln, whom she already met during the After the Final Rose special, has a reputation for pooping on the floor. Yes, there will be an actual floor s—ter on this upcoming season of The Bachelorette.

“I saw this guy with his pants around his ankles, with toilet paper on the ground, and he’s going to the bathroom on the toilet paper,” a source told Life & Style exclusively. “I kind of double took and couldn’t really understand what I was seeing. Either the next day or the day after that I walk in and he’s doing it again, and I’m like ‘You got to be kidding me.’ When I told my buddies they were like, ‘What?’ they didn’t believe me so I snapped a picture from when you walk in… just to kind of prove it to them — not knowing that the guy is going to be on a TV show two years later.”

Good luck, Becca…

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