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Ex-NFL linebacker Lee Woodall charged in loan scam

Former San Francisco 49ers Pro Bowl linebacker Lee Woodall was charged with theft today for using $400,000 in minority-business loans to purchase plane tickets, hotel rooms, cars, and home furnishings for himself, not to finance the fitness center he said he would build.

“These loans from the Pennsylvania Minority Business Development Authority, like the one Lee Woodall obtained, are intended to facilitate economic development and growth in Pennsylvania communities,” Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett said in a statement. “Instead, Woodall allegedly stole the money and used it for his own personal expenses.”

Woodall obtained the $400,000 loan in May of 2005, and the terms of the loan required him to buy fitness equipment for the gym he would open. But 11 months later, almost all of the money had been spent and no gym had opened.

Woodall is charged with one count of theft by failure to make required disposition of funds received, a third-degree felony.

Woodall played for the 49ers from 1994 to 1999, for the Panthers in 2000 and for the Broncos in 2001. He was selected to the Pro Bowl after the 1995 and 1997 seasons.

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22 Responses to “Ex-NFL linebacker Lee Woodall charged in loan scam”
  1. Rev. Dr. HollywoodWags says: Apr 12, 2010 6:28 PM

    See, if he were a white guy, he wouldn’t be even investigated.
    Thank God we have President Obama to address these discrepancies.

  2. markwhct says: Apr 12, 2010 6:33 PM

    DUMBASS!!! Just another athlete who is now broke!!!

  3. litemater says: Apr 12, 2010 6:34 PM

    This Isnt Redskins/McNabb or Roethlisberger Related

  4. Cincinnasty says: Apr 12, 2010 6:40 PM

    Wow just wow.. How do these guys make it through college.. get paid millions… and then end up broke? Horrible financial decisions..

  5. KingOkra says: Apr 12, 2010 6:41 PM

    At least he didn’t mouth-rape women like Big Ben-der.

  6. Slow Joe says: Apr 12, 2010 6:44 PM

    I remember this dude. Heck of a linebacker for the Niners back in the day. Was the spitting image of Evander Holyfield.
    That dumbass.

  7. nooj says: Apr 12, 2010 6:54 PM

    Damn that’s a shame. Loved him with the niners back in the glory days.

  8. Diehard 49er says: Apr 12, 2010 7:11 PM

    Are you guys at PFT 100% sure that it’s Lee Woodall and not boxer Evander Hollyfield because I am sure that at one time or another, they have had been mistaken for each other…

  9. scottybee says: Apr 12, 2010 7:22 PM

    Damn….He just passed me in a Benz with 22’s..HAHAHA

  10. Jack Acid says: Apr 12, 2010 7:24 PM

    Ugly news. Always liked Woodall, even though he freelanced too much.
    Always hate to see guys going this route.

  11. Beauregard says: Apr 12, 2010 8:08 PM

    He ran through $400,000.00 in eleven months?
    Are Pennsylvania Minority Business Development Authority funds government guaranteed? Is a rich football player really eligible for these government programs? I mean WTF??!

  12. fanman23 says: Apr 12, 2010 9:05 PM

    Lee Woodall is a joke. What a loser. This guy is in major debt..and now is going to jail…ha ha.

  13. CowboyHater says: Apr 12, 2010 9:50 PM

    Sad…and pathetic.
    Why is a government giving special loans to someone who made millions anyway? I’d like to get 400 large to open a business.

  14. tryfuhl says: Apr 12, 2010 11:40 PM

    # Rev. Dr. HollywoodWags says: April 12, 2010 6:28 PM
    See, if he were a white guy, he wouldn’t be even investigated.
    Thank God we have President Obama to address these discrepancies.
    —————————
    Yeah, white guys never go down for fraud, you’re right moron.
    How about if he was white he never would’ve gotten a minority-business loan.

  15. crabman82 says: Apr 13, 2010 12:15 AM

    wonder if he sold his sb ring yet

  16. Rev. Dr. HollywoodWags says: Apr 13, 2010 5:10 AM

    “Why is a government giving special loans to someone who made millions anyway? I’d like to get 400 large to open a business. ”
    Did you miss that part about the “minority business loan”?

  17. the man says: Apr 13, 2010 10:56 AM

    i have a comment for the rev. dr. hollywood. for one, how the hell did u even become a rev? as stupid as your blog sounds! i see, you must have gotten a loan from the same minority loan bank as lee woodall and then bought yourself the REV! am i right? cause u both sound like morons. any how, let me now give my reply about mr. woodall. i personally think that there is more to this loan than people are reading into. an ex football player looses all his money and later in life gets a loan from a minority fund (bank) for 400,000 and than spends that money too. his reason was he wanted to open a gym. well, if you ask me, the fbi needs to investigate other motives and possibly other people that he might have been involved with. probably the ones who put him up to this. think about it, a millionaire football player from the getto is not that smart. the only reason he made money was from playing a sport, not from using his brain in which a lot of minority pro ball players have that stupid mentality. “they can hit a ball, but they can’t count to ten”. its a harsh reality for most minority pro ball players. they were never intended to be smart, they were only supposed to be good in a sport and be used to win titles in that sport. no one cares if they get an education. the teachers and prof pass them either way, just so they can play ball, its a pro ball scam. i think some one else guided lee woodall through this business scam, some one who knows about business loans, and possibly some one who has a business like a gym or fitness center. the feds should investigate other people possibly involved with lee’s scam. as far as the loan itself, i think that the bank shouldn’t get any thing back. i think since the bank is a racist minority lender in which they only provide loan services for minorities, and since this was a scam by a minority in which they lent the money too, then i think the bank got what they deserve. it’s like bad carma. that’s what the bank get’s for being racist toward other races in america. maybe the bank will lend all people money now instead of just blacks, and maybe other people will pay the loan back! as for lee woodall, i believe he just popped his cherry in the world of scam, and he could now run for office as a politician. he is a minority, and he now knows how to scam people. he would make a fine politician!

  18. the man says: Apr 13, 2010 10:57 AM

    i have a comment for the rev. dr. hollywood. for one, how the hell did u even become a rev? as stupid as your blog sounds! i see, you must have gotten a loan from the same minority loan bank as lee woodall and then bought yourself the REV! am i right? cause u both sound like morons. any how, let me now give my reply about mr. woodall. i personally think that there is more to this loan than people are reading into. an ex football player looses all his money and later in life gets a loan from a minority fund (bank) for 400,000 and than spends that money too. his reason was he wanted to open a gym. well, if you ask me, the fbi needs to investigate other motives and possibly other people that he might have been involved with. probably the ones who put him up to this. think about it, a millionaire football player from the getto is not that smart. the only reason he made money was from playing a sport, not from using his brain in which a lot of minority pro ball players have that stupid mentality. “they can hit a ball, but they can’t count to ten”. its a harsh reality for most minority pro ball players. they were never intended to be smart, they were only supposed to be good in a sport and be used to win titles in that sport. no one cares if they get an education. the teachers and prof pass them either way, just so they can play ball, its a pro ball scam. i think some one else guided lee woodall through this business scam, some one who knows about business loans, and possibly some one who has a business like a gym or fitness center. the feds should investigate other people possibly involved with lee’s scam. as far as the loan itself, i think that the bank shouldn’t get any thing back. i think since the bank is a racist minority lender in which they only provide loan services for minorities, and since this was a scam by a minority in which they lent the money too, then i think the bank got what they deserve. it’s like bad carma. that’s what the bank get’s for being racist toward other races in america. maybe the bank will lend all people money now instead of just blacks, and maybe other people will pay the loan back! as for lee woodall, i believe he just popped his cherry in the world of scam, and he could now run for office as a politician. he is a minority, and he now knows how to scam people. he would make a fine politician!

  19. the man says: Apr 13, 2010 11:00 AM

    i have a comment for the rev. dr. hollywood. for one, how the hell did u even become a rev? as stupid as your blog sounds! i see, you must have gotten a loan from the same minority loan bank as lee woodall and then bought yourself the REV! am i right? cause u both sound like morons. any how, let me now give my reply about mr. woodall. i personally think that there is more to this loan than people are reading into. an ex football player looses all his money and later in life gets a loan from a minority fund (bank) for 400,000 and than spends that money too. his reason was he wanted to open a gym. well, if you ask me, the fbi needs to investigate other motives and possibly other people that he might have been involved with. probably the ones who put him up to this. think about it, a millionaire football player from the getto is not that smart. the only reason he made money was from playing a sport, not from using his brain in which a lot of minority pro ball players have that stupid mentality. “they can hit a ball, but they can’t count to ten”. its a harsh reality for most minority pro ball players. they were never intended to be smart, they were only supposed to be good in a sport and be used to win titles in that sport. no one cares if they get an education. the teachers and prof pass them either way, just so they can play ball, its a pro ball scam. i think some one else guided lee woodall through this business scam, some one who knows about business loans, and possibly some one who has a business like a gym or fitness center. the feds should investigate other people possibly involved with lee’s scam. as far as the loan itself, i think that the bank shouldn’t get any thing back. i think since the bank is a racist minority lender in which they only provide loan services for minorities, and since this was a scam by a minority in which they lent the money too, then i think the bank got what they deserve. it’s like bad carma. that’s what the bank get’s for being racist toward other races in america. maybe the bank will lend all people money now instead of just blacks, and maybe other people will pay the loan back! as for lee woodall, i believe he just popped his cherry in the world of scam, and he could now run for office as a politician. he is a minority, and he now knows how to scam people. he would make a fine politician!

  20. the man says: Apr 15, 2010 1:27 PM

    i have another comment for the REV, you said in your blog that “thank god we have pres oboma to address these discrepency’s”. i suppose your statement was racist toward white people! well guess what, i new you were an idiot when i first read your blog. your a racist toward whites, but yet you used a president that is half white as your offensivness toward white people. duu, is the first words that should come out of your mouth for now on because you are seriously a moron. i bet if you committed a crime you would make it on that tv show the most dumbest criminals. since i’m on the subject, let me help you with a little history. oboma is half black half white. oboma never met his deadbeat black father, but instead was raised by his white, caucasian MOTHER! she later on in his life passed away and then obomas grandmother and grand father, who are both WHITE, CAUCASIAN, took over and raised him in the place of his mother. isn’t it odd how an all CAUCASIAN white family is responsible for how oboma turned out to be later in his life and become the president of the united states of america. i’m sure even oboma gives all of his own white caucasian family the credit for his accomplishments in life, and maybe your racist self should too. i have a question for you REV. how come everytime a black person brakes the law that they can’t just take the punishment like a real man and do the time that they deserve? why does the black man start to cry on tv like little babies and can’t face the music? its easy to put blame on the other race, but every body knows whats realy going on. getting back to lee woodall, i think that he made a dumb decision, not a mistake, and that he should accept full responsibility for this alleged crime, and whatever he has to do to pay for his bad dicision, then thats what he should do. LEAVE THE RACIST STUFF AND BLAMING WHITE PEOPLE OUT OF THIS ONE, this is clearly a black on black crime. i hope you get the message.

  21. the man says: Apr 15, 2010 1:27 PM

    i have another comment for the REV, you said in your blog that “thank god we have pres oboma to address these discrepency’s”. i suppose your statement was racist toward white people! well guess what, i new you were an idiot when i first read your blog. your a racist toward whites, but yet you used a president that is half white as your offensivness toward white people. duu, is the first words that should come out of your mouth for now on because you are seriously a moron. i bet if you committed a crime you would make it on that tv show the most dumbest criminals. since i’m on the subject, let me help you with a little history. oboma is half black half white. oboma never met his deadbeat black father, but instead was raised by his white, caucasian MOTHER! she later on in his life passed away and then obomas grandmother and grand father, who are both WHITE, CAUCASIAN, took over and raised him in the place of his mother. isn’t it odd how an all CAUCASIAN white family is responsible for how oboma turned out to be later in his life and become the president of the united states of america. i’m sure even oboma gives all of his own white caucasian family the credit for his accomplishments in life, and maybe your racist self should too. i have a question for you REV. how come everytime a black person brakes the law that they can’t just take the punishment like a real man and do the time that they deserve? why does the black man start to cry on tv like little babies and can’t face the music? its easy to put blame on the other race, but every body knows whats realy going on. getting back to lee woodall, i think that he made a dumb decision, not a mistake, and that he should accept full responsibility for this alleged crime, and whatever he has to do to pay for his bad dicision, then thats what he should do. LEAVE THE RACIST STUFF AND BLAMING WHITE PEOPLE OUT OF THIS ONE, this is clearly a black on black crime. i hope you get the message.

  22. love2109 says: Jul 28, 2011 11:50 AM

    You know what! You dont know Lee Woodall and you dont know all the details about the case! You all dont know anything so stop acting like you do! and FYI he used that money and some of his money to open that gym! Just not all of the money! Dont talk about him like that! Hes not a joke and your opinion sucks! What if you were his kid and you saw this and all the mean comments! so until you know everything about this case, Shut Up! He is a good man and he is not going to jail! The worst thing thats gonna happen is that he has to pay the money bakk!

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