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Theo Epstein sued by Arizona rental home owner alleging dog pee, damages

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Theo Epstein is being sued by the owners of an Arizona rental home in which he stayed during spring training in 2015 over alleged dog pee stains and damages to the home, according to a report.

The Phoenix New Times has information on the suit and says Epstein and his family stayed in a rental home in Paradise Valley from February to March in 2015.

From the New Times:

According to a lawsuit filed Thursday in Maricopa County Superior Court, Epstein’s pup peed prolifically in the $1 million house, staining tile and stone flooring, wood door jams, cabinets, and furniture. In addition to urine stains, the Epsteins also allegedly left the home with drywall holes, broken cabinet handles, a torn shower curtain, a ripped grill cover, and other damages.

The Epsteins say the pet urine stains were in the home prior to them living there. The Epsteins also allege there was a scorpion infestation at the home and have proof based on someone who came out to inspect. They moved out of the home two weeks early and sought a refund due to the infestation. The home owners denied the refund request and also kept the security and pet deposits. The home owners claim they spent over $51,000 in cleaning up the home from the damage caused when the Epsteins lived there.

As for the dog claim, the home owners reportedly used Epstein’s own words against him. Epstein received the billing by Forbes as the world’s greatest leader following the Cubs winning the 2016 World Series.

Epstein tried to downplay the honor by telling ESPN, “Um, I can’t even get my dog to stop peeing in the house.”

Epstein is known for his honesty. That quote may have burned him.

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