If you believe the attorney for the soon-to-be-ex-wife of NFL star Karlos Dansby, the former Miami Dolphins linebacker squandered a fortune estimated at about $80 million.
And now wife Tynesha Dansby, who filed for divorce in June in Fort Lauderdale after 10 years of marriage, is trying to make sure there’s something left for her and their two children, ages 4 and 3, now that the 33-year-old Dansby is at the tail end of his career.
In his 12th season, Karlos Dansby is playing for the Cleveland Browns at a salary of $5.5 million.
Dansby may be facing trouble in Broward County, where he lived as a Dolphin.The lawsuit accuses him of flouting an order from Judge Merrilee Ehrlich that his salary be deposited into a bank account that only his wife can access.
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According to the divorce file, the Browns have been depositing the cash as planned, but Dansby has been withdrawing $40,000 to $100,000 at a time.
The paperwork shows Dansby has so little saved up that he recently took out a $1.5 million loan on his future earnings — at 15 percent interest.
“It’s unfortunate that someone with so much athletic talent has squandered his family’s future recklessly and with flagrant disregard,” says Philip Schwartz, the wife’s attorney. “If you factor in his 12 years in the league, we’re estimating that $80 million vanished.”
Karlos Dansby has not retained an attorney for the divorce.
The file shows that he is believed to be nearly broke after investing millions in funds and projects that have provided very little return.
Dansby signed a contract with the Dolphins worth $45 million for five years, but he was released in 2013. He then left town and, according to the divorce papers, moved in with a paramour who had his third child.
Tynesha Dansby and their other children are living in the couple’s $3.4 million house near Weston, where their $60,000 property taxes for 2014 are still due.
A motion to have Dansby held in contempt is pending. Dansby has not responded to a request for comment.
BLACKS TO SELL HOUSE
Roy Black, the Miami attorney who has represented the likes of Justin Bieber and radio talker Rush Limbaugh, is going for a real estate score in Miami Beach.
Black and his wife, Real Housewives of Miami grande dame Lea Black, just listed their Star Island property for $18 million, according to real estate records.
They bought the house at 45 Star Island Dr. in 2011 for $7.1 million, according to Miami-Dade County archives, and once considered moving in.
When they opted against that, they listed it for rent for $45,000 a month.
It’s a 10,000-square-foot behemoth with 10 bedrooms and 10 1/2 bathrooms built in 1981 with 190 feet of waterfront and a dock.
“At one time we were considering a move to Star Island, but we decided we enjoyed living in Coral Gables and in our historical house,” Black said.
Miami Beach lawyer Robert Fraxedas was recently nabbed for DUI in Palm Beach County.
The excuse he gave Boca Raton Police when they placed the bracelets around his wrists?
The arrest report shows he told cops he drank too much because he had just lost his job!
Fraxedas, 34, didn’t get a break from the law: He was charged with DUI and pleaded not guilty Oct. 26.
Cops noted Fraxedas was nice and cooperative when he was pulled over but couldn’t stand up long enough to perform the sobriety tests.
Fraxedas will hear from the Florida Bar if he is convicted. He had no comment.