Former Miami Dolphin Will Allen loses house, moves to hotel while he awaits sentencing

Will Allen

Former Miami Dolphins cornerback Will Allen stretches before a 2009 game. (Damon Higgins/The Palm Beach Post)

Just when Will Allen’s downward spiral seems like it can’t get any worse, it does: The former Miami Dolphins cornerback lost his Broward County home to foreclosure and has moved into a hotel.

Last month, Allen pleaded guilty to four federal felonies for running a Ponzi scheme. And despite signing NFL contracts totaling more than $30 million, Allen is broke. Allen pawned a Rolex and three other fancy watches to a Hollywood jewelry store. He’s out of jail only because former Dolphins teammate Vernon ­Carey wrote a $20,000 check to bail him out.

One of the conditions of his release from jail is that he can’t change his address. So his public defender this week sought a judge’s permission for Allen’s move. Wrote Allen’s attorney:

“Mr. Allen’s home in Davie was recently foreclosed on (12/8/2016) and he and his family have been asked to vacate the premises. Mr. Allen requests the permission of the Court to change his address to a local hotel called the Staybridge Suites, Ft. Lauderdale-Plantation, in Plantation. Unfortunately, the Allen family has no other option at this point and it is an emergency situation.”

The foreclosure means Allen can’t take advantage of Florida’s generous homestead protections.

Allen’s co-defendant, 56-year-old Susan Daub of Coral Springs, also pleaded guilty to four felonies.

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Allen calls Jack Johnson deadbeat, Johnson calls Allen loan shark.

Former Dolphin Bryant McKinnie also defaulted on high-interest loan.

Read the SEC complaint.

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