Lawsuit over unpaid bill raises questions for former Duke hoops star

By Andrew Beaton

The Duke Chronicle, Duke U. via UWIRE

Lawsuit over unpaid bill raises questions for former Duke hoops star

Former Duke basketball player Lance Thomas, an integral member of the Blue Devils 2010 national championship team, is being sued by a New York jewelery firm over merchandise he purchased Dec. 21, 2009, according to the Associated Press. That date is in the middle of his senior season.

Thomas bought five pieces of jewelry worth $97,800, $30,000 of which he paid up front. The balance of $67,800 remains unpaid, according to the AP.

“We have been made aware of a lawsuit filed by a jeweler against former men’s basketball player Lance Thomas and we are currently looking into the matter,” said Jon Jackson, an associate athletic director who works with men’s basketball, per the AP.

Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski, who is currently in Springfield, Mass. at the basketball hall of fame, has no further comment at this time, Jackson told The Chronicle.

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