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Dwyane Wade's Dad

Sued Over College Loan

6/23/2012 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0622_dwayne_wade_01Dwyane Wade's father wasn't always banking on his son becoming a gazillionaire ... because he took out a loan to attend trade school back in the day ... a loan he allegedly never re-paid.

TMZ has learned ... D-Wade Sr. is being sued by the U.S. Govt. for defaulting on a $4,630.46 loan intended for higher education.

According to the docs, Wade Sr. borrowed the cash to attend the Environmental Technical Institute -- which specializes in the heating, air conditioning and refrigeration industry.

The loan was approved in 2001 -- the same year Dwyane Wade Jr. entered his freshman year at Marquette University.

The U.S. Govt. is going after Wade Sr. for the full amount of the loan -- plus interest -- totaling $6,221.44 ... which DW Sr. could probably find in his son's couch cushions.

Attempts to reach Wade Sr. for comment were unsuccessful.

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cass    

This is laughable

665 days ago
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parlayer    

wellfare memtality, hell it's owed to them, there black, and can't do anything except smoke crack and throw bottles in bars, i guess they can drink as a second occupation.

665 days ago
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parlayer    

li had to pay mine back, even though my son can afford me. lol lol pay up. so the mexicans can have somerthing

665 days ago
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braft    

but are he and d-wade on good terms?

665 days ago
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john johnson    

lol, d-wade could va*** his floor and find that amount of money. c'mon wade, give ur pop the money so he can move on.

665 days ago
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dskowulf    

So what I haven't paid a dime to that waste of time school UEI haha what a joke

665 days ago
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Greygoose125    

It takes the government 11 years to sue after an educational loan is not paid, but anyone else would be harassed right after graduation to begin payments immediately on their educational loans.

665 days ago
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Tigers Wood    

Which one is Dwyane Wade? Yes pay up so they can keep giving lower income people free rides in college. I have to pay, so should everyone else. I work two jobs to help pay for my college. No more free rides!!!

665 days ago
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Mets811    

That's less than Wade makes in 2 minutes of a game.

665 days ago
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Canadasux    

If Sr., actually attended the school and graduated from the school with the credentials to do heating, air conditioning and refridgeration work, he's probably a gazillionaire by now, too. SO, PAY BACK THE MONEY, SR.!

665 days ago
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WhyYouAsk    

I thought they send unpaid bills to collection after 7 years. Why was this not sent to collection, they send my unpaid bills to collection here in NC in a heartbeat.

665 days ago
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hippie87    

Wow! HIS SON"S MONEY IS HIS SON"S MONEY!!!! That is discrimination, unless his dad makes ALOT of money himself. His father's school loan has NOTHING to do with him.

665 days ago
13.

007Knight    

Like father like son,
Dwayne Wade and Gabriell Union equal cheaters
Always trying to get over on someone!

665 days ago
14.

Don't feed the Trolls    

He's gonna have to sale his NBA ring at Pawn Stars to get out of this one. Why doesn't he call Puffy to see what to do. J/K

665 days ago
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BC7640    

I don't follow or know anything about basketball but OMFG these two look just alike and not father/son whatsoever! If Senior grew a goatee everyone would seriously think they were twins! Go Pops! Looking Good! I guess the black don't crack saying is true and I'm fuming with jealousy ;)

665 days ago
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