Dallas Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs is in a bit of a bind lately, as he has been hit with a lawsuit by his former landlord, Rose Marie Yadegar, for unpaid rent and other fees. According to the lawsuit, Diggs is being sued for more than $33,500 in unpaid rent and late fees, as well as additional charges for yard maintenance, property damage repairs, and deep cleaning of carpets. Furthermore, Yadegar claims that the property was left in poor condition, adding to the amount she is trying to recoup.
Diggs, who earned $1.2 million in 2022 playing for the Cowboys, had leased the property in Frisco for a year at $5,500 per month. However, he allegedly only paid the rent once before leaving the property in July 2022 “in lieu of eviction.” As a result, Yadegar has filed a lawsuit against the player.
Diggs was selected by the Cowboys in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft and signed a four-year deal worth $6.32 million with Dallas in the same year. In the 2022 NFL season, Diggs received $1.184 million in salary and $539,256 from his $2.157 million signing bonus. He is set to earn $4.303 million in the 2023 NFL season before hitting free agency in 2024.
Despite the lawsuit, Diggs has been a solid performer on the field for the Cowboys, with 17 interceptions and 169 combined tackles in 45 games with the team so far in his NFL career. It remains to be seen how the legal issues will affect his performance on the field, but fans will no doubt be watching closely.
The lawsuit highlights the importance of paying rent on time and leaving rental properties in good condition. Failure to do so can result in serious financial and legal consequences, as Diggs is now discovering. Landlords have a right to expect that their properties will be treated with respect and kept in good condition, and tenants have a responsibility to fulfill their rental obligations.
Diggs’ case also serves as a cautionary tale for other young NFL players, who may be tempted to live beyond their means and neglect their financial responsibilities. While earning millions of dollars may be exciting, it’s important to remember that financial security requires careful budgeting, planning, and responsible decision-making. Hopefully, Diggs will learn from his mistakes and come out of this situation wiser and more financially savvy.