Jaguars player Marqise Lee is in a legal battle with an L.A. cemetery that’s refusing to allow the WR to dig up and move his brother’s body … TMZ Sports has learned.
Here’s the deal … Lee’s brother Terreal Reid was shot and killed in 2006. He was buried in a “multiple plot” grave with 5 other bodies at Angeles Abbey Memorial Park in Compton.
Lee — a 2nd round pick of the Jags in 2014 who caught 56 balls for 702 yards last season — has petitioned L.A. Superior Court for the right to “disinter the remains of his brother” and move him to a single plot grave.
According to the docs, Lee says the cemetery has refused to exhume and relocate the body without a court order.
As for why Terreal was ever buried in a grave with other people … Lee says his family only chose the grave site back in ’06 ’cause of the high cost of a single plot.
We spoke to Oscar Olivos, the owner of Angeles Abbey cemetery, who told us before burying a body, families sign contracts that prevent disinterment.
“We do not allow removal after burial because it will disturb the other members.”