Last year, Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey took to Twitter to unload on former teammate Kevin Houser.
But Shockey is no longer taking matters into his own fingers. He’s taking Houser to court.
David Hammer of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that Shockey and former Saints defensive end Charles Grant have sued Houser for allegedly duping them and others into investing thousands in a film company as part of a tax-credit scam.
Litigation was filed last year against the film company by linebacker Scott Shanle and former punter Mitch Berger.
Houser was cut after the matter came to light. He took it surprisingly well, offering up a quote that ended up being downright prescient.
“We’re . . . put out there to win a championship, ” Houser said at the time. “And if
. . . maybe this could have caused a rift, and if there are any
underlying issues out there that people didn’t come out and say to me,
or that people did not have all the answers to the questions that they
had for one reason or another . . . listen, I understand.”
Shockey and Grant aren’t willing to be so charitable, and so Houser might end up having to give them some of the money he didn’t earn during the 2009 playoff runn.