Santana Moss' dry cleaning business owes big money

Is Santana Moss possibly a victim of the NFL lockout?

That’s very difficult to imagine, but the owner of a shopping center in Miami Gardens, Fla., could be hurting because of the lockout.

According to Mike Jones of the Washington Post, Moss has been sued by Craig Bernstein, owners of Stadium Corners shopping center, for more than $308,000 for back rent, court and attorney fees. The space in the shopping center was rented to Moss for a dry cleaners that his family ran.

The dry cleaners is now six months behind in rent, and the company vacated the spot it was leasing from Bernstein. Moss, who will be a free agent when the NFL resolves its labor situation, is listed as the president of 3 Kings Dry Cleaners Inc. He has been playing for the Washington Redskins.

Moss has a seven-year lease in the shopping mall. Bernstein told Jones that a representative for Moss said the matter would not be settled until the NFL was back in business.

It’s difficult to imagine Moss doesn’t have the means to make good on the lease and terms of his contract. But sometimes when NFL players get into business matters involving family members, things can go awry. What happened here? Well, Moss and his agent Drew Rosenhaus didn’t respond to Jones.

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