It’s been a rough year for Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. After his team lost the Super Bowl, he found himself in a whirlwind of controversy regarding his comments about the Black Lives Matter movement and fellow NFL player Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest. Now, he finds himself in legal trouble. Yesterday, Newton was hit with a $270,000 lawsuit for allegedly destroying a luxury Beverly Hills rental property.
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Reportedly after losing the Super Bowl, a distraught Newton trashed the home, accruing several thousand dollars worth of damage. The Root has further details of the lawsuit.
Via The Root:
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is being sued for reportedly trashing a California mansion after his dismal performance in the Super Bowl. According to Yahoo! Sports, Newton is “facing a $270,000 lawsuit over alleged damages to an $11 million home he rented in Beverly Hills.”
Newton rented the luxury home during the summer from a company managed by Jared Pobre, husband of former WWE wrestler Stacy Keibler. The agreement was that Newton would rent the place for 61 days for $123,000 and there would be no parties or smoking while he was in the place.
Pobre’s lawsuit claims that he had to replace a $32,930.48 rug, plus fix water damage to the floors and walls. The lawsuit also alleges that because the repairs took time, the property was off the market for two months and lost some $144,000 in revenue. Pobre claims in the lawsuit that he asked Newton to pay some $90,000 for damages, but Newton has not paid, Yahoo! Sports reports.
Newton has yet to respond to the lawsuit, but it is expected that a settlement will be reached between the two parties.