BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A former LSU football player is suing his ex-financial planner for allegedly obtaining an inadequate insurance policy meant to protect Black in the event of a career-ending injury during his final year of college football.
Ciron Black, a standout offensive lineman who was projected as a first-round NBL draft pick, suffered such an injury against Alabama in his senior season in 2009, and his claim under the policy was denied.
Black never played professional football.
According to the Advocate (http://bit.ly/xGDp9r ) Black's lawsuit against Benjamin McConley of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., which was filed Tuesday in Baton Rouge state court, accuses McConley, of breach of contract and "failing to provide competent services" as a financial planner and insurance broker.
The suit claims McConley "actively searched out" Black, using the Internet and other contacts.
Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com