Bryant McKinnie: strip club lawsuit is a “bogus story”
According to the lawsuit, the Baltimore Ravens offensive Bryant McKinnie has to repay the amount to rapper Trick Daddy’s father and club owner, Charles “Pop” Young. But Bryant McKinnie outright denied the strip club tab allegations against him, and claimed that the lawsuit was the “least of his worries.”
“I got no papers, I was never served,” claimed Bryant McKinnie. “I just called my lawyer about this because this is a bogus story. I just read the article.”
“(Young) was working at those places,” added Bryant McKinnnie, “and he’s tried to borrow money from me.”
Young claims that Bryant McKinnie frequented the strip clubs during the period he was general manger of the King of Diamonds club. Bryant McKinnie reportedly collected a hefty $375,000 tab during during that same time, from February 2009 to September 2010 and borrowed money off Young to clear it.
“People can put anything out there. What strip club gives you a $375,000 tab? It just sounds stupid to me,” stated Bryant McKinnie. “I've never heard of this in my life. This is bogus to me. For it to be even reported is stupid to me.”
Bryant even signed a promissory note on 1st October 2010, claiming he’d pay up Young, but not a single payment was made.
“In the past we discussed this amount listed above once the NFL season starts and I began receiving my payroll checks,” wrote Bryant McKinnie. “I hereby promise to speak to Mr. Young about this matter by October 5, 2010 and make arrangements to have this balance paid in full by December 1, 2010.”
Now, Young is demanding the payment of the amount with interest and the recovery of his costs in the lawsuit.
“You could never run up a tab like that,” said Bryant 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.”
Till the end, Bryant McKinnie refused to accept that he didn’t owe Young any money from a strip club tab.
“I would never pay this guy because what he's saying isn't true,” said Bryant McKinnie. “I just found out about this when people started texting me.”
Bryant McKinnie’s agent Michael George gave no comment on the lawsuit, but claimed that he was helping the 33-year-old figure out his finances.
The former All-American (first-team), Bryant McKinnie had his basic salary deducted from $3.2 million to 2.2 million this season because of an over-due $4.5 million lockout loan, according to a separate lawsuit.
However, Bryant McKinnie, who lost his starting left tackle job to Michael Oher can earn back $1 million according to his contract with the Baltimore Ravens if he plays 50 percent of the offensive snaps this season.