Jamal Lewis’ bankruptcy hearing postponed

Chris Chase
Shutdown Corner

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.

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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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