Edgerrin James is in some serious trouble.
The Hall of Fame running back failed to appear in court Thursday despite being ordered to do so by a judge in Georgia. Bad break for him, because now it has forced the legal system to seek his arrest.
According to Pro Football Talk, Edgerrin James, “has failed to show up in connection with a business dispute arising from One Cigar Lounge in Atlanta.”
“On February 17, Judge Rachel Krause issued a court order requiring James to appear in court today, March 3, to show cause regarding his failure to comply with a past order to provide responses to discovery requests filed following the issuance of a judgment in the case. She previously issued a standing fine of $1,000 per day for James’s ongoing failure to comply.”
“To date, nearly 140 days has passed and Defendant has not complied with the Court’s order,” per Pro Football Talk. He has already incurred fines of around $140,000 because he hadn’t followed Judge Krause’s previous order about discovery.
James played 11 years in the NFL across spells with the Indianapolis Colts, Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks. A four-time Pro Bowler, he was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame as part of the 2020 class.
Hopefully, he can get this issue resolved soon.