September 10, 2010

Former NBA Player Swindled Mom Out of Home: Former NBA player Rumeal Robinson, convicted yesterday on 11 federal counts including bank bribery and wire fraud for misusing $700,000 in business loans, swindled his mother out of her home in 2006. He tricked her into signing over the house -- on a road named Rumeal Robinson Place -- and sold it for $1 million without her knowledge. "He's not a nice person," said Ford, who adopted Robinson when he was a homeless 10-year-old.

posted by rcade to basketball at 07:24 PM - 3 comments

Wow! He did a number on his mother.

posted by yzelda4045 at 04:39 AM on September 11, 2010

Terrible story. I hadn't heard about this. Heartache city.

The 1989 NCAA tournament had been such a great story, with Fisher taking over the team after Schembechler sent Frieder packing with his classic "Michigan Man" announcement, and Rumeal's adoptive father only being able to attend the Final Four at the last minute after a ticket was procured for him (I think he had to get there in a hurry and was still in his USPS letter carrier uniform).

The next season, the UM team came through town, and the Fords put on a big spread for the whole team. It was all good.

Rumeal hurt his mother bad - perhaps the guys he'll be getting to know on the inside will take that into account.

posted by beaverboard at 07:30 AM on September 11, 2010

This is another one of those cases when I surely wished that I could believe in an afterlife with suitable punishments for awful people.

posted by rodgerd at 03:53 PM on September 11, 2010

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