Earlier this year, Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports reported that at least 25 NFL players faced potential discipline for acquiring interests in an electronic bingo operation that violates the league’s gambling policies. One of those players was involuntarily retired (for now) receiver Terrell Owens.
According to CourthouseNews.com, Owens has now sued an attorney who allegedly encouraged him to invest $2 million “in an Alabama entertainment center that included a gaming hall with electronic bingo, which is an illegal gambling operation in Alabama, and a violation of NFL policy.”
The project apparently collapsed when the devices to be used were deemed to violate Alabama law. Owens claims among other things that the lawyer failed to explain the risks. He alleges negligence and breach of fiduciary duty.