Jamal Lewis bankruptcy hearing, which was originally scheduled for Tuesday, has been delayed until July after the former NFL star failed to submit the required paperwork. According to Reuters, Lewis, who retired from the NFL in 2009 after spending a decade with the league, neglected to file the requested financial records to the court. Additionally, Jamal failed to attend an interview with court officials, which, of course, didn’t settle well with the U.S. Bankruptcy trustee in Atlanta. Lewis filed for bankruptcy last April.
Because of these oversights, the trustee had asked the court to dismiss Lewis’ Chapter 11 filing and convert it to Chapter 7, which would require the liquidation of the former Baltimore Ravens’ running back assets in order to pay back creditors. Presently, Lewis has $14.4 million in assets and $10.5 million in debt.
However, on Tuesday, bankruptcy trustee attorney David S. Weidenbaum asked for delay after Lewis indicated he would submit the proper financial records and comply with regulations.
Jamal Lewis, who was the fifth pick overall during the 2000 NFL draft, began his career with the Baltimore Ravens. After spending six years with the team, Lewis made the leap to the Cleveland Browns. In 2005, Jamal was charged with “conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute five kilograms of cocaine”, which eventually sent him to prison for four months. Unfortunately, he troubles didn’t end there; Regions Bank sued Lewis last October over an unpaid $660,000 loan.
Lewis’ court date has been rescheduled for July 10th.