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Scottie Pippen sues over financial stories

Dec. 14, 2011 at 10:47 AM   |   Comments

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CHICAGO, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Former NBA star Scottie Pippen is suing several Web sites in federal court in Chicago for falsely accusing him of filing for bankruptcy, court documents said.

The Chicago Tribune said Pippen was listed as one of "15 Athletes Gone Bankrupt" in an article published on the CNBC.com Web site on April 26. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court , said a CBSSports.com story in January featured a photo of Pippen and the headline "Money a problem for a lot of former players."

The Tribune said the suit, which seeks at least $9 million in damages, claims the Chicago Bulls star "never filed for bankruptcy and indeed has a substantial net worth, which has not been less than approximately $40 million in the last 10 years."

The lawsuit names Comcast Corp., General Electric Co. and CBS Corp., among others, and alleges negligence, false light and defamation, the newspaper said Wednesday.

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