Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Keith Brooking denies suit allegations
By Todd Archer
IRVING, Texas -- As Keith Brooking hopes to be able to continue to play in the NFL, the Dallas Cowboys' free-agent-to-be linebacker has been sued for nearly $2 million by Wells Fargo for two unpaid loans.
Through his agent, Pat Dye, Brooking has denied the bank's charges that he moved assets so the bank could not come after property as payment.
“These allegations are categorically false and unfounded,” Dye said.
According to the suit filed in Atlanta, in August of 2008 Brooking took out loans for more than $2 million, but as of January 2012, he still owed Wells Fargo more than $1.9 million. Brooking joined the Cowboys in 2009 on a three-year deal worth more than $6 million.
“There is absolutely no evidence whatsoever to support Wells Fargo’s allegations that Keith transferred properties to fraudulently conceal assets,” Dye said.
Earlier in the week, he expressed the desire to continue to play and said the Cowboys have expressed interest. Brooking saw his playing time decrease in 2011 but finished fifth on the team in tackles with 72, according to the coaches’ breakdown.