Jason Taylor said lawsuits filed against him are bogus

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As we noted in the one-liners this morning, former Dolphins pass-rusher Jason Taylor has been sued by a former business partner.

But Taylor told Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post in a series of Twitter messages that the lawsuit was more of a shakedown attempt than anything else.

Taylor’s facing a pair of lawsuits. One, from former business partner Eric Kim, seeks $15,000 in unpaid commissions and $1 million in damages, and referred to Taylor as “a financial disaster.” The other, from a company called Housewall LLC, wants $11,619 for work done on Taylor’s home.

In the messages to the Post, Taylor pointed out that Kim is the CEO of Housewall, LLC. Last November, Taylor sued Kim for $275,000 for “misappropriating,” money he had invested.

“It’s all so outlandish its laughable!!!” Taylor wrote in one tweet.

“It’s interesting that there is no mention that Eric Kim is an owner at housewall. ?? There was no bill!” he added.

“He threatened me that if I didn’t drop my suit against him that he would call #TMZ and LIE to trash [me]. Lol #scaretactics,” Taylor also wrote.

This was not what Taylor had in mind when he retired, as he was hoping to be able to focus on things like the youth football camp he’s working next week at the Dolphins training facility.