James Bias, the father of Maryland basketball player Len Bias who died of a cocaine overdose in June, says the sports management firm that handled his son's financial affairs "did a bum job."
Bias, in an interview published in Sunday's Washington Post, also said Advantage International Inc. did not follow through on a promise that they would provide his son with an insurance policy.
On April 7, Len Bias signed a contract with Advantage in which the firm agreed to "recommend and provide all of your insurance needs, including life, property, health, disability and liability." Len Bias did not have a life insurance policy when he died.
James Bias contends that Advantage allowed his son to spend more than $11,000 during the 2 1/2 months before he was selected by the Boston Celtics in the first round of the NBA draft.