Duerson's bankruptcy included judgment

Feb. 22, 2011 at 12:28 PM   |   Comments

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CHICAGO, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Dave Duerson, the former Chicago Bears safety who killed himself last week, listed a $34.6 million court judgment as an asset, a bankruptcy filing indicates.

The judgment won by Duerson's food company in 2004 was included along with $14.7 million in liabilities when Duerson filed for personal bankruptcy last September, the Chicago Tribune reported Tuesday.

"I've got $34.6 million reasons to be positive," Duerson said.

He acknowledged his financial troubles to the Tribune in 2007.

At the time a foreclosure action had been initiated against his home in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park that he had mortgaged to prop up his food company.

The $34.6 million judgment was issued in Duerson's favor after he sued a freezer supplier in federal court that he charged caused major problems for his company and himself.

The food company was forced into receivership in 2006.

In December, Duerson's ex-wife, Alicia, said he still owed her $70,000 and accused him of concealing certain assets, including his two Super Bowl rings and a large bronze trophy for being named the Walter Payton Man of the Year in 1987.

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