NFL star sued over '$4m a month cannabis crop'

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Tennessee Titans wide receiver Julio Jones is facing allegations of illegally harvesting and selling millions of dollars of cannabis successful California, according to tribunal records.

California-based cannabis institution Genetixs filed the suit earlier this period against a fistful of defendants including Jones, erstwhile Atlanta Falcons subordinate Roddy White and White's company, SLW Holdings — 1 of the 5 entities that comprise Genetixs.

The ailment claims that the defendants person failed to study cannabis income since March, estimating that the defendants person harvested and sold $US3 cardinal ($4m) worthy of cannabis per month.

"The scope of said defendants' theft, black-market sales, wealth laundering, and diversion of assets and expenses without documentation oregon approval, is staggering and has caused, and is causing, Genetixs important and irreparable harm and damage," the 26-page suit states.

Julio Jones. (Getty)

An lawyer representing Jones, White and White's company, SLW Holdings, described the allegations successful the suit arsenic "conspiracy theories."

"The vague allegations against SLW Holdings LLC and its members Roddy White and Julio Jones are meritless," lawyer Rafe Emanuel told The Tennessean. "In May, SLW obtained a impermanent restraining bid successful a related civilian lawsuit to forestall unlawful behaviour involving Genetixs LLC. In reply, the defendants argued conspiracy theories that were not proven by grounds successful court, nor were they substantiated earlier immoderate agency."

A spokesperson for the Titans said the squad was alert of the suit but would not supply a comment.

The suit said that Jones and White worked with 2 different defendants to tally a "black-market income of cannabis" retired of the Genetixs installation successful Desert Hot Springs, California.

The ailment alleges Genetixs fired a manager successful March aft a authorities inspection of the Genetixs installation reported respective violations. The ailment besides says that the manager failed to study cannabis income and refused to supply budgets and different concern paperwork to Genetixs.

After the firing, Genetixs' ailment states, Jones, White and the others operated an "illegal black-market cognition from the Genetixs Cannabis Facility to merchantability cannabis and misappropriate the amerciable income proceeds without reporting them."

Jones, 32, was traded to Tennessee successful June. He near arsenic the Falcons' all-time person successful catches and receiving yards.

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