Cowboys Lineman Tyron Smith Claims Family Stole $1 Million

Cowboys Lineman Tyron Smith Claims Family Stole $1 Million
Sports
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Tyron Smith, the 22-year-old left tackle of the Dallas Cowboys, wants everyone to know the curse of the instant millionaire is legitimate. Smith, who left Southern California as a junior and was a top 10 draft pick in 2011, was allegedly threatened by his mother and stepfather, who also threatened the life of Smith’s girlfriend.

His attorney alleged Smith’s family took at least $1 million from the second-year pro, who last year was forced to call 911 when siblings came to his suburban Dallas home seeking “financial gain” according to a police incident report.

“There was a certain amount I agreed to give them, but it went way beyond that and I was just like, ‘I’m done,’” Smith told the Dallas Morning News.

“I feel like I shouldn’t have given them so much. There was nothing wrong with helping them out and making sure they were taken care of, but not something to where they live the same lifestyle as you.”

Smith said the arrangement called for him to pay four installments to his parents after being drafted. But they were never satisfied.

“There was money missing, but I just don’t know where it went,” Smith said.

“There were times I would check my statements and it wouldn’t make sense and I hadn’t authorized it at all. I just felt betrayed and I was like, ‘Who can I trust?’”

Smith said for now he’s interested only in having distance from his family until reconciliation makes sense.

“The takeaway from this is don’t let people take advantage of you. And it’s all right to say no to certain people,” Smith said.

via Sports Xchange

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Julian Sonny

From the sandy beaches of Hawaii, to the streets of New York: Julian has seen it all. His lifetime of travels has given him a broad scope of knowledge and an eclectic taste unlike any other in the tri-state area. Julian has often been compared to cultural icon, The Rock, because of his unequivocal work ethic and warrior-like stature.

More In Sports

Sports Adam Matula

Kazakh Volleyball Player Sabina Altynbekova Is So Beautiful, It’s Distracting The Fans (Photos)

She’s so hot she’s making fans forget why they came to watch. Sabina Altynbekova, an 18-year-old volleyball player from Kazakhstan, has everyone talking, but not about her setting skills. Altynbekova competed for Kazakhstan in the Asian Under-19 Championships this month in Taiwan’s capital, Taipei, and she’s been catching a hard time from her teammates for […]

Also On Elite

World

Pit Bull Saves The Life Of Its Injured Chihuahua Friend, And Now The Two Need A Home

One week ago, a large, white pit bull named Joanie was spotted carrying her injured friend, Chachi the teeny-tiny Chihuahua, inside her mouth around a neighborhood in Savannah, Georgia. Joanie would often see Chachi down and lovingly lick the Chihuahua’s infected eye, according to Animal Control officers who noticed the pair. Animal Control Officer Christina […]

World

Police Dogs Are Now Being Trained To Sniff Out Hard Drives Containing Child Porn

Police dogs have been used to sniff out all kinds of illegal contraband such as narcotics and bombs. But now, they’re being used to find hard-drives filled with child pornography. A police dog named Thoreau was recently used in Rhode Island to find a hidden thumb drive full of child pornography. It was apparently the first […]

Life

5 Reasons Why We All Need To Stop Judging People On First Impressions

Whether you meet someone at a party, go out on a first date or become acquainted to your new boss, first impressions are a guiding point in getting a “feel” for what a person is all about. Sometimes, a first impression can speak more truth through the person’s actions (or lack thereof) than words. Yet, […]

Humor

If Google Was A Guy, He’d Probably Go Insane (Video)

People, collectively speaking, can be pretty dumb sometimes. Occasionally we come up with some pretty good ideas like “the wheel” or “cheese in a can,” but these sadly revolutionary advances aren’t enough to cancel out the overwhelming stupidity that permeates society. Anyone who has ever read the comments on YouTube knows what I’m talking about […]