Former Oklahoma football player accused of scam
JUL 15, 2013 11:16a ET
Hamilton, from Mounds, Okla., who was on the Oklahoma football roster along with now-St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford, never played for the Sooners. Now there are two lawsuits pending in Tulsa, Okla., and one in Oklahoma City that allege he lied to investors and then used the money to fund his country music career, KTUL-TV in Tulsa is reporting.
The lawsuits say Hamilton used his football status to trick people into investing in an invention that never really came to be. Hamilton allegedly told potential investors that he had an idea for nutritional products and innovative sports apparel, like antibacterial chinstraps.
The lawsuits also say he spent the money on trips to Las Vegas, hotels, clothing, shoes, electronics and more.
ESPN's Dari Nowkhah and former OU receiver Ryan Broyles both took to Twitter last week telling fans to check out Hamilton's new music.
Meanwhile, former Sooner fullback J.D. Runnels Tweeted Hamilton lied to him and then later Tweeted he "Ain't cool" with Hamilton.
Ion need to @ nobody. I ain't cool with that cat & u don't need to look that far back at my track record 2 c what I'm about.— J.D. Runnels jr. (@Just_JD38) July 15, 2013
Told me to my face that he had a patent for something when u did NOT. Don't lie on my school. Keep ya ass in Nashville & outta Norman— J.D. Runnels jr. (@Just_JD38) July 15, 2013
Hamilton's "She's Like Summer" is No. 86 this week on the iTunes Country Music Top 100 albums. His attorney told KTUL the charges are "bogus" and Hamilton is denying all the allegations.