Things are just going from bad to worse for the Los Angeles Chargers.
Weeks after the team fumbled a playoff appearance in the final game of the season, there is trouble in the front office with regards to the owner and his own family. Chargers owner and chairman Dean Spanos is being sued by his family as they accuse him of diverting money meant for them after the team moved to San Diego.
TMZ has the information on the lawsuit that was filed on Friday.
“Dean’s nephews, Dimitri and Lex Economou — beneficiaries of the trust that owns a portion of the NFL team — have accused Spanos of secretly changing the trust, screwing them out of boatloads of money in the process, according to the lawsuit.
According to the suit, here’s the deal … the trust owns 36% of the Chargers. In addition, the trust is also partially funded by revenue from the stadium — and therein lies the problem.
The Economous’ claim Dean convinced the family the move from San Diego to Los Angeles would be lucrative with the building of SoFi Stadium … the $5+ billion state-of-the-art facilities where the Chargers play.
However, Dimitri and Lex say Dean — with aid from brother Michael Spanos — surreptitiously diverted money from the trust … cutting them off from the stadium-related revenue (ticket sales, etc.).”
The suit claims Dean and Michael redirected the money while dad Alex and mom Faye — who both passed in 2018 — were in “failing health.”
Earlier this month, the Chargers failed to make the playoffs because of a dramatic overtime loss to the Las Vegas Raiders. The franchise has now missed the postseason for the seventh time in eight seasons.