July 17th, 2012 by faye
Former National Football League superstar Jason Taylor is said to be a great failure when it comes to handling his money — this according to the football player’s former money manager.
Reports stated that Eric Kim has filed a lawsuit against 37-year-old Jason Taylor for $1,000,000. Kim is said to be an investment broker who claims that he and Taylor used to be really good friends. Kim added that they even played golf together, played high-stakes poker and the football star even invited him to watch Jason compete in the finale of the reality TV show, “Dancing with the Stars.”
According to the lawsuit of Eric Kim, which was filed by Behren Law Firm, Jason Taylor eventually “begged” money manager Kim to step in and take care of his financial situation “due to a history of colossal failures in his investments.”
Kim claims that he obliged to do so, and then Jason began making some serious profits. Eric Kim added that he also gave an advice to Jason to cash out while he was ahead, but the former football star did not listen.
In return for all the difficult work that he has done, Eric Kim claims that Jason Taylor turned on him and suddenly began trash-talking him all over town, calling him names such as “thief” and telling people that he “stole from me.”
Media outlet TMZ first reported the story — Jason Taylor filed a lawsuit against his former money manager Eric Kim, claiming that the guy is a fraud who scammed him out of $275,000 worth of money. Kim, on the other hands, denies doing anything fraudulent.
Kim claims that he is the real victim and not Taylor, because the football star never paid him any money in commissions. Now, Kim is demanding at least $15,000 for all the services that he has rendered, plus $1,000,000 for the damage of his reputation made by Taylor.
Jason Taylor is a former football defensive end and linebacker who spent the majority of his career playing for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. Over the course of his 15-year career, Taylor played for the Dolphins on three separate occasions (1997–2007, 2009, 2011), and also played a season each for the Washington Redskins (2008) and New York Jets (2010). Jason Taylor holds the sixth all-time career sacks record with 139.5 sacks and is also the all-time leader in fumble return touchdowns with six. He officially announced his retirement on December 28, 2011.
Taylor was a four-year letterman and three-year starter for the University of Akron before he was drafted in the third round, thirteenth pick (73rd overall), in the 1997 NFL Draft by Miami. A six-time Pro Bowl selection, Jason was named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2006.