View Full Version : Steelers' Larry Foote victim of fraud

07-12-2012, 02:59 PM
DETROIT -- Pittsburgh Steelers (http://www.nfl.com/teams/pittsburghsteelers/profile?team=PIT) linebacker Larry Foote (http://www.nfl.com/players/larryfoote/profile?id=FOO434041) claims he is the victim of a scheme to defraud him out of more than $400,000.

In a lawsuit Foote's lawyer says was filed Thursday in Wayne County Circuit Court, Foote claims he was duped when he invested money with two defendants associated with a Dearborn Heights valet service. Foote was born in Detroit, went to Michigan and played for the Detroit Lions (http://www.nfl.com/teams/detroitlions/profile?team=DET) in 2009.The suit claims Foote was approached in 2010 by one of the defendants, who indicated he had recently acquired major valet contracts and needed an investor to provide capital.


Now I don't know the details of this but when someone asks me for 400K I damn well am doing my homework before I give them a penny...lol

07-12-2012, 03:01 PM
LOL, come on Larry!

07-12-2012, 09:18 PM
Fraud can be hard to prove sometimes in cases like that especially for investors..hopefully he can win his money back.

07-12-2012, 11:14 PM
And you wonder why so many athletes end up broke...........

07-14-2012, 08:57 AM
So many of these guys get duped by investiors, and wind up losing everything. Look at Mark Brunnel all those years playing, all the money he made.....lost it all to bad investments....its the only reason he has hung around the last few years with the Jets,
he was broke

07-14-2012, 11:16 AM
A fool and their money.............

It it appears to good to be true, it probably is.


07-14-2012, 08:23 PM
Damned if they do and damned if they don't.
I see it as they are at least investing the money instead of blowing it. Some investments pan out and some don't, only the bad ones hit the news. Calling them a fool for trying to use their money to support them after their career is a little much.
Only my opinion of course..