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On Monday a lawsuit was filed in federal court on behalf of Saints quarterback Drew Brees against former New Orleans long snapper Kevin Houser for allegedly swindling Brees out of $160,000, after Houser advised his former teammate to invest the money in tax credits that turned out to be nonexistent. Brees is just one of a number of former teammates suing Houser for swindling nearly $2 million worth of investments into the fraudulent tax credits from a defunct movie studio. The New Orleans superstar didn’t join in his fellow teammate’s original lawsuit in the hopes that the case could be settled out of court. When it became obvious to Brees and his lawyer, Daniel Becnel Jr., that Houser wasn’t willing to settle out of court, they had no choice but to file the lawsuit. “We gave them an opportunity to settle,” Becnel said. “We didn’t want to file suit. We’ve been trying to negotiate with them.” Former Saints TE Jeremy Shockey, former defensive coordinator Gary Gibbs, and head coach Sean Payton, also caught up in the investment scam, reached separate settlements with Houser, the terms of which were not disclosed. While Houser has managed to escape jail time, the operator of the film studio that was supposedly looking for the investments, Wayne Read, hasn’t been so lucky. In May 2010 Read pleaded guilty to fraud charges and was sentenced to four years in prison for his role in the investment wrongdoings. Need NFL Tickets? The post Drew Brees one of many suing former teammate Kevin Houser appeared first on Pro Football Zone.
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Saints quarterback Drew Brees was one of several Saints players and coaches who were duped by former long snapper Kevin Houser into handing over cash into phony investments.
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With the New Orleans Saints’ OTAs getting underway last week, the Saints begin their march to what they hope is another Super Bowl title. And this offseason is the first one since their last Super Bowl that isn’t laden with off the field distractions, contract impasses, or labor disputes. One can go as far as to say things...
According to Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Saints’ linebacker Victor Butler suffered a torn ACL on Tuesday.
Brutal news for the #Saints: LB Victor Butler tore his ACL during Tuesday's OTA session, a source says.
— Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) June 12, 2013
The Saints just signed Butler this offseason as a free agent. He started his career with the Cowboys...
Drew Brees filed a lawsuit in federal court on Monday against former teammate Kevin Houser.
According to USA Today the suit was filed on Brees’ behalf, and alleges that Houser advised Brees to invest $160,000 into tax credits from a defunct movie studio, which turned out to be bogus.
Other Saints players and personnel invested into Houser’s scheme, totaling to about $2 million...
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Former New Orleans Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey has reached a settlement with a former teammate he sued over a bogus investment deal.
A court filing Monday says Shockey and former Saints defensive coordinator Gary Gibbs both resolved their claims against former Saints long snapper Kevin Houser. Terms were confidential.
Several teammates and coaches sued Houser for allegedly...
Rob Ryan was hired as defensive coordinator in New Orleans to help fix a run defense that may have been the worst in the NFL last season, if not history.
Under Steve Spagnuolo, the Saints easily had the league’s worst run defense. They allowed a league-high 147.6 rushing yards per game and allowed ball carriers to gain nearly 5.2 yards per carry, the highest total allowed by any...
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Chicago bears have signed former Saints defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis.
Former Saints DT Sedrick Ellis has reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 11, 2013
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