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Dallas Cowboys Star Sued

You Can't HIDE

from Your $2 Million Debt!!

3/7/2012 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0227_keith_brooking_EX_01Dallas Cowboys linebacker Keith Brooking is the mastermind in a diabolical scheme to screw Wells Fargo out of $2 MILLION ... this according to a new lawsuit obtained by TMZ.

Brooking -- a 13-year NFL vet who signed a 3-year $6 million contract in 2009 -- has been sued in federal court in Georgia ... where he allegedly took out 2 separate loans in 2008 which totaled $1,996,224.73.

But according to the suit, Brooking "realized he would not be able to meet his obligations" to Wells Fargo ... and secretly embarked on a "systematic effort to hinder, delay and defraud" the bank.

WF claims Brooking began to hide all of his substantial assets, including property in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina ... so the bank couldn't go after his homes to satisfy the debt.

According to the lawsuit, the plan was simple ... Brooking simply transferred the deeds out of his name to various "insiders, affiliates and relatives."

The bank is asking the judge to clear a legal path so it can go after Keith's property.

But a rep for Brooking tells TMZ "There is absolutely no evidence whatsoever to support Wells Fargo’s allegations that Keith transferred any properties ... to fraudulently conceal assets."

The rep adds, "These allegations are completely unfounded and Keith is and will continue to defend himself vigorously against these allegations."

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Thought Wells took $100B of public money on the bail out...they didn't give him a break too?

962 days ago

Jeff Portlance    

To "Awards" the #4 commentor, you are an idiot. Do your research before commenting on a subject. The bank was forced to take 25B which has been paid back with over 1 billion in interest. The Gov't made money off TARP. IDIOT. Now, Mr. Brookings,If you took the loan, pay it back.

962 days ago


This is what is wrong with this country. Nobody thinks they need to pay their debt.

962 days ago


TMZ — Please block these ads. Out of 8 comments only 2 were legitly related to the subject at hand.

962 days ago

Don Ror    

Just one more NFL thug who further confirms the criminal nature of those over-paid, under-achieving creeps. Not surprising since every college team recruits players with criminal records.

962 days ago

Flying Blind    

Wells Fargo are the real crooks. I know first hand.

962 days ago


Unlike his swindling black counterparts who would just dodge The Man, this idiot thought he was slick and going to beat The Man at his on game. YOU CAN'T OUT SWINDLE WELLS FARGO. They are PROS.

962 days ago


These stupid athletes do not know how to handle their money. What idiots!!!

962 days ago

Throwback kid    

Put him in jail with Lenny Dykstra, they can toss eachother's salads!

962 days ago


ya know. the cowboys are representin an entire state. can they really ALL be that stupid? i hope not. that's an awful big state to be filled w stupid.

962 days ago


Good work Keith! Keep it up!
Wells Fargo deserves it....they've been cheating active military for years

962 days ago


A Dallas Cowboy against a big bank. Shame they can't BOTH lose.

Well, lose in court. The Cowboys always lose when it counts.

962 days ago

Jacko Whackedit    

This guy is the little kittie who jumps up and down like a princess cheerleader acting all tough guy. I hope he gets 10 yrs in prison and a steep fine...

962 days ago


It's a shame TMZ would print this. Even more of a shame that people believe it. I wonder if TMZ is going to cover the story when the truth comes out?????? If they do, no doubt you will need a magnifying glass to find it. If you would like to know a little about KB you can find it here. http://www.kbcf.org/

962 days ago


Just another stupid entitled white boy trying to steal money.

962 days ago
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