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Jamal Lewis’ bankruptcy hearing postponed

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Former Baltimore Ravens running back Jamal Lewis had his bankruptcy hearing postponed on Tuesday after he failed to submit documentation or appear at a scheduled interview with court officials.

Last month, Reuters reported that Lewis' appointed bankruptcy trustee asked for a dismissal of the case of a reclassification from Chapter 11 to Chapter 7. That change would mean Lewis' assets would be sold off to creditors.

The former All-Pro back listed $14.5 million in assets -- including his 2000 Super Bowl ring -- and $10.6 million in debts. He has money tied up in various businesses including a trucking company, amusement park and something involving fur coats. Though we're neither a lawyer nor an accountant, $14.5 million > $10.6 million and the difference between the two is nearly $4 million. What we're saying to say: Bankruptcy protection is more confusing than the NFL's passer efficiency rating.

[Rewind: Why former NFL star Warren Sapp declared bankruptcy]

Lewis ran for over 10,000 yards in his NFL career. He was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Year in 2003 when he ran for 2,066 yards, the second-highest total in NFL history.

Lewis reportedly failed to submit documents for the case and didn't show up for a court hearing. Maybe he thought he could do it over the phone.

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