Former Ravens RB Jamal Lewis files for Bankruptcy


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Former Baltimore Ravens running back Jamal Lewis has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, according to TMZ.

Lewis, 32, claimed assets of about $14.5 million and debts of $10.5 million, according to cited papers by TMZ.

In his court papers filed in Atlanta, the report cited that Lewis has five homes, a lot of expensive cars, a 401K plan worth about $500,00 and a 50 percent stake in a Fort Rapids indoor waterpark in Columbus, Ohio (worth about $6 million).

But among the companies Lewis owes includes Bank of America ($947,876) and Mercedes Benz (113,000).

Lewis, the fifth-overall pick by the Ravens in the 2000 draft, is the franchise’s all-time leader in rushing yards with 7,801. As a rookie, he helped lead the Ravens to its only Super Bowl victory, rushing for 1,364 yards.

He is also just one of five players in league history to have rushed for more than 2,000 yards in a season. Lewis rushed for 2,066 yards in 2003.

After spending his first six seasons with the Ravens, Lewis signed with the Cleveland Browns as a free agent following the 2006 season. He played his final three seasons in Cleveland and retired after the 2009 campaign.

For his career, Lewis has 10,607 rushing yards and 58 rushing touchdowns on 2,542 carries.