Ex-NFL star Shawne Merriman says the family suing him for their daughter’s death is defaming him with the allegations, as well as cost him countless jobs.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Merriman is denying allegations he played a role in the death of Kimberly Fattorini.
Merriman says, “I realize the Plaintiffs must be suffering greatly, but do not have any idea why they are defaming me by making false accusations in the press and in public pleadings and causing me economic harm.”
He tells the judge, “I was a collegiate athlete, and a professional football player. After a successful start, my professional football career was derailed by injuries.”
The former NFL star tells the court, “Until the tragic death of Kimberly Fattorini made the newspaper, I was a sports commentator on a variety of television shows. I was also a motivational speaker, especially addressing the topic of overcoming adversity.”