Adrian Peterson Accused Of Owing Millions To Debt Collectors
NFL star Adrian Peterson is making history as his career salary is slated to top $100 million this fall. While it’s 45 percent more than anyone who has played his position as a running back in the NFL, according to reports he owes a couple million to debt collectors in Pennsylvania. And now, he’s being sued for it.
One Pennsylvania lender has already filed a lawsuit, accusing Peterson of defaulting on a $5.2 million loan, which he reportedly used to reimburse a “pay-day lender” and other companies he owed. He now allegedly owes a total of $6.6 million including legal fees and interest from that lawsuit.
On top of that, just last week a state judge in Maryland ordered Peterson to pay back another creditor, Democracy Capital Corp, for a $2.4 million loan. And last year, he was also ordered to pay $600,000 on a $2.4 million loan in Minnesota.
This comes after the player signed a $100 million contract good for seven years with the Minnesota Vikings. He’s also set to bring in $1.5 million next year and an additional $750,000 the next season with the Washington Redskins.
While Peterson has stayed quiet about the alleged debt, his lawyer, Chase Carlson, said in a statement that it’s a case of him trusting the wrong people.
“The truth behind Adrian Peterson’s current financial situation is more than is being reported at this time. Because of the ongoing legal matters, I am unable to go into detail, but I will say this is yet another situation of an athlete trusting the wrong people and being taken advantage of by those he trusted. Adrian and his family look forward to sharing further details when appropriate.”
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