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Former NFL Professional Bowler and MLB All-Star Bo Jackson was awarded $21 million for a civil case in opposition to his niece and nephew for making an attempt to extort him.
The choice was made on Feb. 2 and included a everlasting protecting order that prohibits siblings Thomas Lee Anderson and Erica M. Anderson Ross from bothering or contacting Jackson in addition to his instant relations any additional (by way of ESPN). They’re additionally required to stay at the least 500 yards from the Jackson and his household along with the removing of any social media content material about them.
The 1985 Heisman Trophy winner stated the harassment started in 2022, together with threatening social media posts and the general public disclosure of personal data. He stated the Andersons demanded $20 million for them to finish their conduct.
“Cheap folks would discover defendants’ habits excessive and outrageous,” Cobb County Superior Court docket Decide Jason D. Marbutt wrote, per ESPN. “The courtroom noticed proof that an legal professional representing defendants claimed his purchasers’ conduct would stop for the sum of $20 million.”
Marbutt discovered the Andersons to be in default, accepting as true all of Jackson’s allegations, based on Rosie Manins of the Atlanta Journal-Structure.
“Sadly for these making an attempt to extort $20 million from Jackson and his household, Bo nonetheless hits again exhausting,” stated Jackson’s attorneys Robert Ingram and David Conley (per ESPN).
Jackson was a uncommon two-sport skilled athlete, enjoying in each the NFL and MLB concurrently from 1987 via 1990. He spent 4 years within the NFL with the Las Vegas Raiders, previously generally known as the Los Angeles Raiders. Jackson was additionally a member of the then-California Angels, Kansas Metropolis Royals and Chicago White Sox all through his eight years within the majors.