Tuesday March 31st, 2015

San Diego Chargers defensive back Dwight Freeney has sued Bank Of America, alleging it defrauded him of $20 million, according to ESPN.com. 

Freeney's lawyer, Jeffrey B. Isaacs, alleged in a statement that BofA, whose services he retained in 2010 to manage his finances, aided and abetted a "fraud scheme" that cost Freeney the entirety of the money in just two years. 

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"This entire scheme could not have succeeded without the substantial involvement and approval of BofA," said Issacs. 

"It was a nightmare scenario: my client went to one of the nation's biggest banks and asked for its help managing his finances. And what did BofA do? BofA treated Dwight like a mark in (sic) con-game."

It is unclear why Freeney waited until 2015 to sue Bank of America or what the alleged fraudulent scheme entailed. 

Freeney, a 13-year NFL veteran, spent all but two years of his career with the Indianapolis Colts. During the 2014 season he posted 3.5 sacks and seven tackles for the Chargers. 

- Will Green

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