News: Cowboys’ Smith missing $1 million, lawyer says; mom denies anything taken without OK

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  1. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    IRVING — A lawyer representing Cowboys offensive tackle Tyron Smith says that the budding NFL star’s family has not only continually demanded money from his client but also has taken a substantial amount from the 21-year-old.

    Dallas-based attorney John Schorsch said he will have a forensic accountant review Smith’s finances in an effort to find where more than $1 million has gone and likely will pursue legal action.

    When reached by phone late Thursday, Frankie Pinkney, Smith’s mother, strongly denied that the family took any of Smith’s money without his authorization or harassed or threatened him in any way.

    “I don’t know anything about any missing money,” Pinkney said. “The money that we did receive from Tyron was all accounted for and everything is in writing, and he’s authorized all of it.”

    On Tuesday afternoon, Dallas police responded to a 911 call to Smith’s North Dallas home, where siblings showed up to “harass and torment” him “in the pursuit of collecting financial gain,” according to the police report.

    Smith has three stepsisters and two stepbrothers. Two of the stepsisters, Tiari Dennis and Brittany Pinkney, were among at least three people who showed up at Smith’s home Saturday and Tuesday, Frankie Pinkney confirmed. The police report did not name the individuals.

    It is the latest in a string of events over several months in which family members have tried to harass Smith for their financial benefit, according to Schorsch and Cowboys sources.

    Frankie Pinkney denied any family demands for any money.
  2. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    But momma luvs her little meal ticket.
  3. Frozen700

    Frozen700 Well-Known Member

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    Family can be so sickening.

    They don't care about you, only your wallets.

    You never let family have control over your money. Ever!
  4. iceberg

    iceberg it's business, this emotional game Zone Supporter

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    i gave my family everything.

    they did the same in return.
  5. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    Seriously though.. this is a really sad story. I can only imagine how heavy that is weighing on his heart.
  6. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    I feel the same way. I only wish that I could give them more. They are my biggest treasure in life.
  7. justbob

    justbob Just taking it easy

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    Difference in freely sharing with your family --then it being demanded from you because you have more then them.
  8. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    I can think of a bunch of DBs in the NFL that deserve this.

    Tyron certainly does not. From all accounts he is a truly great guy.

    Which of course is why the family got away with it.
  9. sbark

    sbark Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    some family member begin to expect more and more becomes a issue when you finally cut it off.....

    its just a microcosm with Smith.
  10. pancakeman

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  11. Outlaw Heroes

    Outlaw Heroes Well-Known Member

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    I'd like to hear more details before making an assessment. My recollection when we drafted him is that his upbringing was seen as a boon. His parents, as I recall, were credited with instilling a strong work ethic, among other values, in Tyron from a young age. Could be that his family is comprised of parasites but it's hard to square that with the early impressions we were given. It may also be that his lawyer and other advisers are the real problem here and that they're encouraging the kid to be unduly vigilant in protecting himself against his family.

    Btw, iceberg, your contribution to this thread is signature worthy. Would probably even make a pretty good epitaph.
  12. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    I know what you're saying...

    I think when you're talking about big-time money like you are here... Well... All I can think of is the old saying:

    "Money does not define character, it reveals it."
  13. fortdick

    fortdick Well-Known Member

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    Well you started out with nothing,
    And you're proud that you're a self made man,
    And your friends, they all come crawlin,
    Slap you on the back and say,
    Please.... Please.....
  14. Sportsbabe

    Sportsbabe Well-Known Member

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    He gets graded on an additional curve, youth and low down family. He needs help and he needs it fast. The guy is 21 years old. Do you remember when you were 21? Now and $100 million to that.
  15. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    really doubt that lawyers are responsibile for them showing up and demanding money.

    Really doubt that if what you claim is true that Tyron would have had to call the police.
  16. rickjameschinaclub

    rickjameschinaclub Benched

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    As a momma, she has every right to be her son's meal ticket.

    Momma loves all her kids probably and she's caught in the middle... Momma probably ain't worried about herself, she's worried about her other kids.
  17. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    You should read the original story...... this whole mess was started by his momma and her new hubby.
  18. rickjameschinaclub

    rickjameschinaclub Benched

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    You may be correct about his step-brothers and step-sisters and father-in-law.

    But in respect to his mother alone, she has every right to be his meal ticket.
  19. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    I understand, but I'm fairly skeptical of the family. And in this economy we've seen some things with people and money that I thought would never happen. Many people going broke that you never expected and then the things they do because they are going broke are even crazier.

    Take somebody who owns a dry cleaning business...while it may not be a multi-million dollar enterprise, there is a lot of money tied into owning a business like that. With the economy as such, the business may be hurting and his family may feel like Tyron owes them the money. He gives them money and then they waste it and come back for more.

    Or there's just the general misconception that once Tyron got drafted, they were set for life and the money was going to be endless. Take Bernie Kosar. His father was in charge of his finances early on his career. While Kosar was raised by a good family, his father took money and paid off his mortgage and bought things for himself w/o Bernie's consent. Then once he starts buying a few things w/o consent, he's more apt to continue to do it. Not a bad person per say, but for him...the money changed him from being a responsible adult to being a less than responsible adult.

  20. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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