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Former Michigan, Detroit LB Larry Foote Claims To Be Fraud Victim

Approached about providing capital for a valet parking service start-up by two men he believed were legitimate, former Michigan Wolverines and Detroit Lions linebacker Larry Foote was allegedly swindled out of more than $400,000 back in 2010.

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The 32-year-old Detroit native entered formal complaints for breach of contract against the two men in a Wayne County Circuit Court on Thursday, and will be seeking a total judgement of $1.485 million. Claiming to be representing a Dearborn Heights valet service named A-Star Valet when they approached him about making an investment, Foote says that his $360,000 payment to the company went nowhere but into the two men's pockets, and that the entire thing was a scam.

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The 2001 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year with the Wolverines, Foote went on to be selected in the fourth round the following spring and play seven seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. And sometime in the months following his brief 2009 campaign with the Lions, Foote apparently made this terrible, terrible investment.