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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Bryant McKinnie says $375,000 strip club bill story is ‘bogus’

Bryant McKinnie is a big party guy, but he says he’s not that much of a party animal.

The Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle was reportedly sued on Monday by the father of rapper Trick Daddy for allegedly running up a $375,000 tab at various strip clubs in the Miami-area and not paying them. Trick Daddy’s father, Charles “Pop” Young, was the GM of the King of Diamonds strip club and is now VP of Diamonds Gentlemen’s Club. He claims that McKinnie borrowed thousands from him between February 2009 and September 2010 to spend at the clubs. He also allegedly signed a promissory note to pay the balance by December 2010. That never happened, and Young is suing.

McKinnie told The Baltimore Sun the suit is bogus.

“I got no papers, I was never served,” McKinnie told The Baltimore Sun in a telephone interview. “I just called my lawyer about this because this is a bogus story. I just read the article. He was working at those places and he’s tried to borrow money from me. People can put anything out there. What strip club gives you a $375,000 tab? It just sounds stupid to me. I’ve never heard of this in my life. This is bogus to me. For it to be even reported is stupid to me.

“You could never run up a tab like that,” said McKinnie. “For somebody like that to say something like this, they figure if they go to the media that you’ll pay them, I guess. I would never pay this guy because what he’s saying isn’t true. I just found out about this morning when people started texting me. This is the least of my worries.”

McKinnie was cut by the Vikings last August before being picked up by the Ravens. Even though he says this story is not true, his financial issues are well documented.

McKinnie has half his wages garnished by the Ravens to pay for a $4.5 million loan he took out in anticipation of the NFL lockout last year. He also reportedly spent $100,000 at a nightclub in Hollywood last February, though he also disputed that story.

McKinnie could be telling the truth about this story, but his credibility concerning financial issues is not very strong. He’s also proved that he’s not exactly the swiftest spender in the world, either.



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