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Not even Chad Kreuter can hide from TMZ

Dec 24, 2009, 12:25 AM EDT

Thumbnail image for chan ho park.jpgAthletes have already received advance notice that TMZ plans to start a site devoted solely to sports.

If today’s story is any indication, the new site will neither step lightly nor stick to chasing only names in Tiger Woods’ area code. Case in point: Chan Ho Park is suing Chad Kreuter, claiming his former Dodgers battery mate still owes him $226,358.76 (including interest) of a $460,000 loan he floated him back in 2005.

In the lawsuit, filed today in L.A. County Superior Court, Park says he made the loan because Kreuter “had been a highly compensated Major League Baseball player” and he assured Park that he “would have no difficulty paying [Park] back.”

This is interesting, because according to baseball-reference.com, the “highly compensated” Kreuter made $750,000 in 2003, his final season in the majors, and just more than $8 million over the course of his 16-year career. Park, on the other hand, made $15 million in 2005 alone.

But while Park may come across as a little naive and perhaps cheap, that doesn’t excuse the welching schemes of Kreuter. As Teddy KGB would say, “pay dat man hees money.”

Thankfully, TMZ is on the clock to keep an eye on such dirty dealings. From Tiger Woods to Chad Kreuter, you’re all on watch now.

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  1. Bbq - Dec 24, 2009 at 1:52 PM

    TMZ watching and reporting on athletes is a good way to keep them honest. In my neighborhood $226,358.76 is a lot of money.

  2. Chan - Dec 25, 2009 at 9:24 AM

    Chan Ho has more money than God. I wonder what Chad needed the money for…

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