"Former Cincinnati Bengal Tim McGee is being sued by ex-University of Cincinnati basketball player Ruben Patterson, who claims McGee misled him in business deals and hasn't repaid a loan. Patterson seeks from McGee repayment of $687,000 plus $1 million in punitive damages." "I have built a reputation of integrity for the last 20-some-odd years... in Cincinnati," McGee countered, saying he was looking forward to defending that reputation at trial. "I don't think he (Patterson) paid close enough attention. He wakes up one day and he's lost a lot of money," [his attorney] McTigue said. --------------------------------------------- Don't you hate it when that happens? The article also cites an expert from a local university about the problems pro athletes face trying to maximize the money they make at a young age to last over their lifetime, and details the nature of the failed business deals. For once, the law could be on Patterson's side. During his time with the Blazers Ruben Patterson had multiple run-ins with the authorities and his teammates - notably Zach Randolph who punched him in the face - and coach Nate McMillan. Back in 2007 McGee had to defend him in the media when Patterson had failed to register as a sex offender after moving back to Cincinnati. He last played in the NBA for the Clippers, and last played professional basketball in Lebanon in 2009.