Terrell Owens is suing former agents Jason and Drew Rosenhaus for breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and negligence, Yahoo! Sports reported Thursday.
The onetime star NFL receiver is seeking to recover up to $6.5 million, according to legal filings obtained by Yahoo. Owens contends it was Drew Rosenhaus who connected him with financial adviser Jeff Rubin, and that Rubin placed his money in a series of bad investments, including a casino project in Alabama that went belly-up.
Rosenhaus, who owns the Miami-based agency, Rosenhaus Sports, has represented dozens of high-profile NFL clients. In 2005, he stood on the front lawn of Owens’ home in New Jersey and held a news conference about his client’s desire to return to the Philadelphia Eagles, who had suspended him. Rosenhaus famously barked “Next question!” to anything he didn’t want to answer.
“Terrell trusted [Drew] Rosenhaus when he recommended that Terrell hire Rubin as his financial adviser," said Owens' attorneys, Curtis Carlson and Chase Carlson of Miami-based Carlson & Lewittes, P.A. told Yahoo. “It is completely ridiculous that Rosenhaus would refer a five-time Pro Bowler to a financial adviser who has been accused of stealing from his clients in the past, whose college degree was in exercise science, and who was inexperienced. Rosenhaus should have steered Terrell away from Rubin, not toward him.”