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NFL Star Jason Taylor

Is a Financial Disaster

... Says Ex-Money Man

7/16/2012 4:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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7/18/12 -- Taylor's lawyer, Raymond Robin, tells TMZ, "The allegations of Mr. Taylor being a colossal financial failure are completely untrue. Mr. Taylor has been very successful in his business ventures.”

Robin adds, "The allegations in our original complaint speak for themselves. We have copies of the checks that Mr. Kim wrote directly to himself to verify our claims."

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Ex-NFL superstar Jason Taylor is a colossal failure when it comes to handling his money ... so says Taylor's former money manager who's now suing the future Hall of Famer for $1,000,000.

Taylor -- who played in the league for 15 seasons -- is being sued by Eric Kim ... an investment broker who claims the two used to be great friends. In fact, Kim says they golfed together, played high-stakes poker together and Taylor even invited Kim to watch Jason compete in the "Dancing with the Stars" finale.

According to the lawsuit filed by Behren Law Firm, Taylor eventually "begged" Kim to step in and handle his financial situation ... "due to a history of colossal failures in his investments."

Kim says he obliged ... and Jason began to make some serious profits. Kim claims he advised Jason to cash out while he was ahead, but Jason didn't listen.

In return for all of his hard work, Kim says Jason turned on him and began trashing him all over town ... calling him a "thief" and telling people he "stole from me."

We broke the story, Taylor SUED Kim last year ... claiming the guy is a fraud who scammed him out of $275k. Kim denies any wrongdoing. 

In fact, Kim says he's the real victim ... because Taylor never paid him a dime in commissions. Now he's demanding at least $15k for his services ... plus a MILLION BUCKS for the damage to his reputation.

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18 COMMENTS

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Her Imperial and Royal Majesty    

OMG, do you mean that there actually is something an NFL star don´t know? I´m shocked, shocked, I tells you.

799 days ago
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Oh A 💛💋    

I have no life .... I come on here and read this **** !

799 days ago
3.

Areader    

There are three sides to every story......Taylor's.....Kim's and the truth!

799 days ago
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latestdiets.net    

he needs to just dance that debt away. wax on, wax off.

799 days ago
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ForTheLulz    

FIRST!!!!!

799 days ago
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FlaFlaFlooieMamaMonkeyTaTaToothyToY'all    

TMZ site design courtesy of Kris Humphries.

799 days ago
7.

R. Cortez    

Somebody is lying and because I like football and hate accounting, I'm siding with Jason Taylor. This Kim guy sounds shady. Lots of Dolphin fans might take offense to one of their heroes being ripped off. If I was Kim I might leave town.

799 days ago
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Join View    

He is excellent! I wish have 1/10 money of him! http://adlerde.com/

799 days ago
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Kobe_No_Means_No    

I don't trust Koreans.

799 days ago
10.

PPC    

No other articles about his "financial disaster." Taylor just signed a contract with ESPN for their NFL programs so that, with his pension, should be a good amount.

799 days ago
11.

craig    

his head looks like a scrotum sack with that line

799 days ago
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Frederic M. Douglas    

Let me get this straight. A "money manager" plays high stakes poker. A "money manager" plays high stakes poker with his client. A "money manager" encourages financial foolishness by playing high stakes poker and then criticizes his client for being a fool with his money. This "money manager" has no sense and contributes to the financial demise of his client.

799 days ago
13.

sara    

OMG.. I AM IN LOVE ..HE IS SOOOO CUTE..

799 days ago
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TheTruth    

I personally know both Jason Taylor and Eric Kim. Eric is a s***bag and has completely made up this story and has sold it to TMZ to make Jason Taylor look bad. Don't believe everything you read. Bad Karma Eric!!

798 days ago
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searchub    

When you make that much money in fast way what to expect?
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677 days ago
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