LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Dallas Cowboys running back Darren McFadden has sued his longtime business manager, saying he misappropriated and mishandled money throughout his NFL career, including $3 million lost in a bitcoin business venture.
The $15 million lawsuit was filed Tuesday against Michael Vick of Mabelvale, Arkansas, and 10 unknown others named only as "Doe."
Vick, who is not the former NFL player, told The Associated Press on Thursday he hadn't seen the lawsuit and declined to comment immediately.
McFadden's lawsuit said that two days after his 2008 debut with the Oakland Raiders, Vick used fraudulent documents to gain power of attorney, and later fabricated fictitious financial records to hide what he was doing. The former University of Arkansas running back said he discovered the fraud when Vick tried to sell him a building allegedly bought with McFadden's own funds (see full story).
Sentencing reset for Jaguars' Blackmon on DUI charge
ARDMORE, Okla. -- A judge in Oklahoma has delayed the sentencing for Justin Blackmon after the suspended Jacksonville Jaguars receiver said he is in the process of completing court-ordered alcohol abuse courses.
Blackmon was set for sentencing Wednesday in his hometown of Ardmore, about 100 miles south of Oklahoma City. Blackmon pleaded guilty in April to a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence.
Authorities arrested the former Oklahoma State standout in December after an officer said he smelled alcohol in Blackmon's vehicle.
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The Oklahoman reports that Blackmon said in court Wednesday that he's now living in Dallas and is completing two court-mandated courses. Judge Dennis Morris reset the sentencing until Aug. 24 so Blackmon can finish the courses.
Blackmon declined to comment to reporters at the hearing.
Aaron Hernandez hires Casey Anthony attorney Jose Baez
BOSTON -- Aaron Hernandez has hired the lawyer who famously won an acquittal for Florida mom Casey Anthony to represent him in his upcoming double-murder trial.
The former New England Patriots star has retained Orlando attorney Jose Baez. The legal team will also include Harvard law professor Ronald Sullivan and New York City lawyer Alex Spiro.
Spiro has confirmed the arrangement to The Associated Press.
Hernandez is awaiting trial for a 2012 double murder in Boston and has pleaded not guilty. He was convicted and sentenced to life in prison last year in the 2013 killing of a man who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee. His lawyers in that case, James Sultan and Charles Rankin, tell the AP in a statement that they "wish Aaron the best."
Baez gained fame during Anthony's 2011 trial on charges that she murdered her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. The case garnered national media attention after photos showed Anthony partying in the days after her daughter's disappearance.