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Former Bucs star Shaun King sued for not repaying loan

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A former Tampa Bay Buccaneer quarterback is being sued for $20,000 for allegedly failing to repay a debt.

Shaun King played for the Bucs from 1999 until 2004. A man named Andre Duffie is suing the retired football player after reportedly loaning him money in 2012. The exact amount of the loan wasn’t specified.

According to the lawsuit, King wrote a $5,000 check to Duffie the next month, but that bounced.

Duffie said in April, three years after the loan was given, he gave King 30 days to repay the money plus a $250 fee. King still has not repaid the debt.

The lawsuit could spell bad news for King. According to Pinellas County property appraisal documents, King lives in a home co-owned by his mother, Carolyn King and Alfred Williams Jr. According to Zillow, the five-bedroom, two-bathroom home is worth just over $50,000.

The home is located in one of St. Pete’s poorest neighborhoods, Child’s Park.

King has also struggled with the law. In 2011 he reportedly tried to overturn a license suspension resulting from a DUI.

King is a graduate of Gibbs High School. His most recent professional work appears to be as a Yahoo Sports analyst.

Janelle Irwin has been a professional journalist covering local news and politics in the Tampa Bay area since 2003. She also hosts a weekly political talk show on WMNF Community radio. Janelle formerly served as the sole staff reporter for WMNF News and previously covered news for and various local neighborhood newsletters. Her work has been featured in the New York Daily News, Free Speech Radio News and Florida Public Radio and she's been interviewed by radio stations across the nation for her coverage of the 2012 Republican National Convention. Janelle is a diehard news junkie who isn't afraid to take on big names in local politics including Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, the dirty business of trash and recycling in St. Pete and the ongoing Pier debacle. Her work as a reporter and radio host has earned her two WMNF awards including News Volunteer of the Year and Public Affairs Volunteer of the Year. Janelle is also the devoted mother to three brilliant and beautiful daughters who are a constant source of inspiration and occasional blogging fodder. To contact, email

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