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Bryant McKinnie is a huge man with an allegedly huge appetite for strippers. The Baltimore Ravens left tackle is being sued for $375,000 for unpaid tabs at various Miami strip clubs.
The plaintiff in the lawsuit is Charles "Pop" Young, the father of rapper Trick Daddy, reports The Baltimore Sun.
Young claims that McKinnie borrowed the money and agreed to pay it back after the NFL season began and the game checks started rolling in. Young even has a promissory note that he says was signed by McKinnie to repay the debt.
McKinnie's response to the lawsuit? The football player makes the seemingly reasonable argument that no strip club in the world would lend $375,000 to a patron. And besides that, one has to wonder just how does anyone even spend $375,000 at a strip club?
McKinnie says that he was never served the papers for the lawsuit and that the story is "bogus." He intimates that Young is bringing the story into the media as a way to bully him into paying the tab, reports the Sun.
For what it is worth, McKinnie's $2.2 million NFL salary is currently under garnishment related to a separate lawsuit. During the NFL lockout, McKinnie had borrowed $4.5 million from another person, and was similarly sued for nonpayment, reports the Sun.
If the claims are true, the 33-year-old offensive tackle better hope his playing days continue to allow him to pay off all the debt.
While a $375,000 tab at a strip sounds awfully high, athletes have been known to squander larger amounts of money. Former NFL player Warren Sapp accumulated almost $7 million in debt buying things like 240 pairs of Nike Air Jordans. Former NBA player Allen Iverson also got into trouble for failing to pay off almost a million dollars worth of jewelry.
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