Former Miami Hurricanes All-American Bryant McKinnie owes the father of rapping superstar Trick Daddy $375,000 for bills run up at South Florida strip clubs, a new lawsuit says.
The rapper’s father, Charles “Pop” Young, filed the lawsuit in Miami-Dade Circuit Court Monday afternoon. Young says that McKinnie, who is currently an offensive lineman for the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens, racked up big bills at the strip clubs between February 2009 and September 2010, borrowing the money from him.
McKinnie frequented clubs at which he was present, said Young, who at the time was the general manager of the King of Diamonds club. He is now the vice president of the Diamonds Gentlemen’s Club and CEO of the Queen of Diamonds strip club, which is located off I-95 just north of Golden Glades.
McKinnie agreed to repay the money but to date he has not repaid any of it, according to the lawsuit. Young is seeking to recover the money plus interest, as well as his costs, through his suit.
McKinnie helped the Hurricanes win their last national championship in 2001 with his top-notch protection of Canes quarterbacks.
He is in his second season with Baltimore. He was supposed to receive a $3.2 million base salary in 2012 but recently agreed to a $1 million pay cut to remain with the team. He could earn back the difference through incentives.
Young’s lawsuit includes an alleged promissory note from Oct. 1, 2010 that indicates that Young loaned McKinnie the money in cash in the different venues.
“In the past we discussed this amount listed above once the NFL season starts and I began receiving my payroll checks. 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,” McKinnie wrote, according to the note.
McKinnie’s agent refused to speak with NBC 6 South Florida over the phone Monday afternoon.
The Ravens team also did not comment, except to say that it won’t see McKinnie until Wednesday because of Sandy, the massive storm that is hitting the East Coast.