BB&T Sued By 16 NFL Players Over $53M In Withdrawals

Law360, Miami (November 4, 2013, 6:05 PM EST) -- Sixteen current and former National Football League players sued Branch Banking and Trust Co. Thursday in Florida federal court, accusing it of allowing a financial management firm to open accounts in their names and withdraw nearly $53 million without their permission or knowledge.

All 16 players, including Ray Lewis, Jevon Kearse, Santonio Holmes and lead plaintiff Jamaal Anderson, were clients of Pro Sports Financial Inc., a financial services firm owned by disgraced Florida-based financial adviser Jeffrey Brett Rubin, who was permanently banned by the federal Financial...
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