Former All-Pro defensive end Dwight Freeney revealed today that he is suing Bank of America, due to an alleged $20 million dollars in lost wages stemming from "fraud."
Read this tweet from Adam Schefter if you want to know what Freeney (and his lawyer) accused the bank of doing:
If that seems a little light on actual details, CBS Los Angeles provided a deeper (non-presser sounding) look into the allegations. Apparently, Freeney is accusing Bank of America of assigning completely under-qualified people to manage his finances, including:
"Attorneys say BofA did not disclose to Freeney that Eva Weinberg – who was assigned by BofA to manage Freeney’s business affairs – was only a part-time employee at BofA and was not licensed to give Freeney investment advice."
"The complaint also alleges BofA, Bock and Weinberg also lied to Freeney about the true identity of Michael Stern, who was brought onto Freeney’s BofA financial team.
According to attorneys, Stern was introduced to Freeney as “Michael Millar”, a successful Miami Beach businessman, but who was allegedly linked to failed real estate ventures and allegations of bribing Miami city officials."
"Once Weinberg and Stern gained control of Freeney’s finances, they “promptly went about stealing at least $8.5 million,” according to the complaint."
Bank of America has denied the claims (which was expected) insisting that the two people responsible for fleecing Freeney: A.) Never worked at BofA, and B.) Have been dealt with via convictions.
In case you're wondering, Freeney made close to $100 million dollars in his career. But now, at the age of 35 and coming off a poor season, the former great is likely to remain a former great, racking up just eight solo tackles in two seasons after switching to from DE to an OLB.
He said he will play in 2015 if "the right situation comes across the table."
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