One of the stars of the Dallas Cowboys is cornerback Trevon Diggs, who earns almost two million dollars per season, but apparently is unable to pay the rent of a space where he was staying, which led the owner of the same to sue him for just over 250,000 dollars.
Late last December, Mary Yadegar filed a lawsuit in Denton County against Diggs, alleging that Diggs signed a one-year lease for a house in Frisco, but only paid the first month’s rent and has not paid anything since.
What’s more, since July of last year Diggs moved out of that place and has not lived up to the lease he signed. Yadegar rented it to him for $5,500 a month, and has only received one payment.
The lawsuit alleges property damage
The owner is suing for $33,500 in unpaid rent and late fees; $45 a month for yard maintenance, $3,400 for repairs to damages and $531.15 for carpet cleaning.
Diggs earned $1.72 million last season, and for next season his salary will increase to $4.843 million.
Diggs’ attorney, Scott Becker, denied Yadegar’s claims and demanded proof. He said some acquaintances appeared to have taken advantage of Diggs:
“He thought this matter was completely settled,” Becker said. “So for this situation to come out of nowhere was a bit of a shock to him.”
Becker said Diggs is working to resolve the issue and isn’t trying to be difficult.
“We certainly feel bad for her if that’s the case that there’s property damage,” he said. “My client didn’t cause that damage, and we hope we can work it out with her….. You become a target for things, and that may be happening here.”
Diggs, a two-time Pro Bowler, is coming off his third NFL season with the Cowboys.