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Super Bowl big dog Kony Ealy sued for not producing big dog

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 21: Eileen Weatherbee stands next to Obilio, a South African Boerboel, following the announcement that the Westminster Dog Show would introduce seven new dog breeds into the annual competition at Madison Square Garden on January 21, 2016 in New York City. The seven new dogs breeds are the Bergamasco, Berger Picard, Boerboel, Cirneco dell'Etna, Lagotto Romagnolo, Miniature American Shepherd, and Spanish Water Dog. (Photo by Bryan Thomas/Getty Images) Getty Images

Panthers defensive end Kony Ealy is having more problems with dogs in Charlotte than he was Broncos in Santa Clara last week.

According to Michael Gordon of the Charlotte Observer, Ealy was named in a lawsuit which claims he bilked sports bar owner Kris Johnson out of $3,000 when a dog-breeding plan fell through.

The lawsuit says Ealy and his brother Danny “Dogman” Jones lured him into a plan to breed African Boerboel puppies. The dogs can grow to more than 200 pounds, and the lawsuit said Ealy and his brother told Johnson they needed $6,000 for a breeding female, promising they could make $35,000 a litter and $1 million a year.

(It sounds like they might have neglected the sheer amount of chow it takes to feed a bunch of 200-pound dogs when formulating this business plan.)

(Also, Ealy has a brother named “Dogman.”)

(Proceed.)

Johnson wrote a check for $3,000, but then the operation never came together for whatever reason, so he’s suing to get his money back.

Ealy could not be reached for comment, but attorney Kenneth Raynor said Ealy and his brother: “dispute the allegations , . . . and I plan on vigorously defending the lawsuit.”

The second-year defensive end had three sacks and an interception in the Super Bowl, raising his profile a bit, and making him a more visible target.

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34 Responses to “Super Bowl big dog Kony Ealy sued for not producing big dog”
  1. DaveKShape says: Feb 13, 2016 9:05 AM

    Another family member with another scheme that is shady. Yawn.

  2. whatjusthapped says: Feb 13, 2016 9:08 AM

    Tell Ealy he better pay up or the next visit will be from Ikemefuna Enemkpali

  3. touchdownroddywhite says: Feb 13, 2016 9:09 AM

    Going to vigorously defend a $3,000 lawsuit? Sounds like it’s cheaper to give the man his money back

  4. sansbushman says: Feb 13, 2016 9:10 AM

    Just like the Panthers, that breeder-dog failed to produce.

  5. wjmoffatt says: Feb 13, 2016 9:11 AM

    He should’ve been fined like talks too for jumping up off the bench and pushing Von Miller in the middle of the play for making a legal tackle on cam newton.

  6. bearfan21 says: Feb 13, 2016 9:29 AM

    Dear Mr Johnson…if you are approached by a man named Michael from the Steelers please do not write him any checks about getting into the dog business!!!

  7. pkrlvr says: Feb 13, 2016 9:32 AM

    Kony and the Dogman….coming soon to TruTV.

  8. mikeyhigs says: Feb 13, 2016 9:39 AM

    So a guy who makes $900,000 per year needs a $3000 loan that will result in $1,000,000 payback?!? Sounds like the guy who loaned the money needs some classes in common sense

  9. 6ball says: Feb 13, 2016 9:45 AM

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    Invest 3k and receive a million dollars a year for life. What could possibly go wrong?
    .

  10. PFT-made-me-change-my-handle says: Feb 13, 2016 9:48 AM

    Dude’s named Dogman – what could possibly go wrong?

  11. NFLJunkie says: Feb 13, 2016 9:54 AM

    Ealy and his brother told Johnson they needed $6,000 for a breeding female, promising they could make $35,000 a litter and $1 million a year.
    =======

    “Hey, how’d you like to invest in my puppy mill?”

  12. lagg1 says: Feb 13, 2016 9:54 AM

    mikeyhigs says:
    Feb 13, 2016 9:39 AM

    So a guy who makes $900,000 per year needs a $3000 loan that will result in $1,000,000 payback?!? Sounds like the guy who loaned the money needs some classes in common sense.
    ——————————————————
    Well said. In addition, I do not understand how so many NBA and NFL players have cash flow problems. I guess they do not understand the word ‘budget’ and/or to just say ‘NO’ to all relatives, friends, gold diggers, loan sharks and what nots.

  13. spiffybiff says: Feb 13, 2016 9:56 AM

    Guarantee somewhere down the line this has ties to dog fighting.

  14. randomguy9999 says: Feb 13, 2016 10:07 AM

    “The second-year defensive end had three sacks and an interception in the Super Bowl, raising his profile a bit, and making him a more visible target.”

    ————————————————————–

    so the NFL player is always the victim and the people they steal from or rape are always the instigator?

    what’s even more remarkable is how NFL guys keep on getting in legal trouble over what’s tip money to them. $3k? assaulting a law enforcement officer over a bottle of champagne? committing armed robbery over a couple of Gs of memorabilia?

    please….

  15. charger383 says: Feb 13, 2016 10:35 AM

    an NFL player needs $3,000 to get in dog breeding business?

  16. mogogo1 says: Feb 13, 2016 11:10 AM

    This is like one of those Nigerian prince stories. And he couldn’t come up with $3K for the investment but he has dough to vigorously defend the lawsuit?

  17. tremoluxman says: Feb 13, 2016 11:12 AM

    What is it with these clowns and their killer/huge attack dogs? Compensating for something? If you need to project so much manhood and virility, maybe you should invest in some therapy instead.

  18. joenash72 says: Feb 13, 2016 11:22 AM

    Speaking of animal cruelty, that cable leash/collar I’m the pic looks like it would decapitate the dog if you pulled on it?

  19. stylzinc says: Feb 13, 2016 11:26 AM

    So how much does an attorney who vigorously defends a 3k case get paid?

  20. thegonz13 says: Feb 13, 2016 11:57 AM

    Sooooo… a guy making nearly $1 million needs $3,000 from some bar owner for some dog-breeding scam.

    Does anyone but me see this shady bar owner trying to ca$h in on Ealy’s sudden rise to fame?

  21. hahalolrofl says: Feb 13, 2016 12:06 PM

    So how much does an attorney who vigorously defends a 3k case get paid?

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    Hourly. But get a hefty retainer upfront. Check is fine but don’t lift a finger or think one second about the matter until it clears into the client trust account.

  22. truthinesshurts says: Feb 13, 2016 12:13 PM

    Ealy was so disruptive in the Super Bowl (3 sacks and an interception) he would have been MVP if not for the fact that the season MVP played like a dog.

    Yes, pun intended for you Deflategate Believers.

  23. pftreader69 says: Feb 13, 2016 12:39 PM

    Dogman and his buddy Slipping Jimmy.

  24. badmoonrison says: Feb 13, 2016 12:58 PM

    So youre a dog breeder, eh Ealy? Thats funny, I didnt know there was a shortage.

  25. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Feb 13, 2016 2:38 PM

    Perfect watch dogs for drug dealers and other criminal elements.

  26. einherjer00 says: Feb 13, 2016 2:52 PM

    Saw a documentary on this guy before, and these are the least of his shenanigans. Bad dude

  27. granadafan says: Feb 13, 2016 6:27 PM

    Get a rescue dog instead of one from these puppy mills. These dogs need a home and will give you unconditional love.

  28. mongo3401 says: Feb 13, 2016 6:30 PM

    What is it with this segment of humans that dogs occupy a major part of their life ?

  29. gbartell22 says: Feb 13, 2016 7:52 PM

    Other than this being a disgusting backyard breeding plan it actually isn’t a huge cost to feed 200lb dogs. I have two of them and it costs about 400 give or take feeding a 5 star food.

  30. petedutcherjr says: Feb 14, 2016 1:18 AM

    This player is stupid. Just refund the money. You can afford to do the right thing.

  31. mutantman87 says: Feb 14, 2016 3:28 AM

    Give me a dollar, or give me 50 cents…

  32. bucs_fan_4_redskins_name says: Feb 14, 2016 7:30 AM

    So how much does an attorney who vigorously defends a 3k case get paid?

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    The attorney is here on an H1B Visa and doing it for $18.95

  33. badbabyjane says: Feb 14, 2016 2:24 PM

    Speaking of big dogs……………….

    Cam Newton releases first pic of newborn son (not so incidentally named “Chosen”) on Instagram this week bracketed with his MVP Trophy and Offensive Player of the Year Trophy! The baby was merely a prop!!!
    “It’s all about me, baby!”)

    (Jarrett Bell, USA Today Sports, 2/14/16)

  34. jgedgar70 says: Feb 16, 2016 8:15 AM

    Most of us in Charlotte have always known Ealy is not the brightest light in the harbor. Now everyone knows………

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