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NFL Star Owes It Money, Lender Says

DALLAS (CN) - Oakland Raiders defensive end Lamarr Houston hasn't repaid a $35,000 loan despite receiving more than $2 million in salary and bonuses, a lender claims in court.

NVNG Financial Group sued Lamarr Houston in Dallas County Court.

It claims it loaned Houston $35,000 in February 2010, two months before he was drafted by the Raiders as a rookie. Houston played at the University of Texas at Austin.

"Houston agreed to repay the loan within 15 days of receiving his NFL Draft signing bonus," the complaint states. "Although receiving a signing bonus and a four-year contract with the Oakland Raiders guaranteed over $2 million in compensation, Houston did not pay the loan off."

NVNG claims that Houston owes it $51,000 now, which includes attorneys' fees, costs and interest.

Houston was selected as the AFC Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 24 after his fumble-causing tackle in overtime set up the Raiders' winning field goal, according to the Raiders' website.

NVNG seeks actual damages for breach of contract.

It is represented by Charles Gameros with Hoge Gameros of Dallas.

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