Despite being a two-time Pro Bowler with a multimillion-dollar contract, Dallas Cowboys star cornerback Trevon Diggs is being sued for allegedly not paying his rent.
According to reports, Diggs is being sued by his former landlord Rose Marie Yadegar for allegedly only paying one month of rent ($5,500) on a one-year lease.
As a result, Yadegar is suing for up to $250,000 for unpaid rent, maintenance fees, and other issues, says the original report from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Between unpaid rent and late payments, Yadegar claims Diggs owes her $33,500, plus the final two months and $11,000 of the lease.
Additionally, she reportedly says Diggs left the property in a state that required $3,400 in repairs to the property, $531 in deep cleaning for carpets and $2,500 in legal costs for the eviction process. The terms of the lease also allegedly have Diggs on the hook for her attorney’s fees. [via Yahoo Sports]
In response to the lawsuit, Diggs’ attorney Scott Becker has denied Yadegar’s claims and demanded proof.
Becker also said that the unpaid rent is due to “misunderstanding or miscommunication,” as Diggs apparently thought this “matter was completely resolved.”
“We certainly feel badly for her if that’s the case that there’s damage to the property,” Becker said. “My client didn’t cause that damage and we look forward to working it out with her… You become a target for things and that may be happening here.”
Drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft, Diggs has already established himself as one of the best defensive backs in the National Football League after just three seasons.
During his career thus far, Diggs has racked up 169 tackles, 49 pass defenses, and an incredible 17 interceptions (he had 11 in the 2021 season).
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