Ex-NFL player skips hearing

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 3:08 PM
Last updated Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010 10:37 PM
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A former NFL player who returned home to Augusta to start his own businesses did not show up for a hearing in bankruptcy court today.

Without Arthur Marshall or a representative of Custom Contractors or Real Estate and Property Management Group, the bankruptcy trustee had to continue the hearing.

Mr. Marshall, a standout football player for Hephzibah High School and the University of Georgia, filed for bankruptcy on Aug. 28. His chapter 11 bankruptcy petition, which would mean reorganization of his debt load and repayments, was converted into a chapter 7, a liquidation bankruptcy.

Mr. Marshall listed about $11 million in debts.

In addition to the bankruptcy, a series of lawsuits have been filed against Mr. Marshall by creditors, and federal agents removed business documents and computers from his South Belair Road office last month.

Mr. Marshall is also accused of fraud by the American Legion Post where his father was a member. The post claims he cheated members out of $77,136, according to an earlier report in The Augusta Chronicle.

Mr. Marshall played for the Denver Broncos and New York Giants in the 1990s. During his five-year professional career he caught 87 passes for 1,267 yards and scored four touchdowns, according to earlier reports in The Chronicle.

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jackfruitpaper833 05/13/09 - 03:49 pm
Well not being at this

Well not being at this hearing screams GUILTY... I wonder will he still be on the sidelines of Hephzibah football and basketball games now? Arthur, Arthur, Arthur, you should have attended the hearings.

andywarhol 05/13/09 - 04:09 pm
You can give a man an

You can give a man an education, but in some cases (like this one) they are no smarter than anyone else. He's still a local at heart.

MaskedMan 05/13/09 - 05:34 pm
I worked with Arthur on some

I worked with Arthur on some deals. He tried as hard as he could. Arthur shot for the moon and shot real quickly. There is a good chance he hired shady characters without his best interest in mind, well, a fact right there. He had some subs that were less than mediocre but rode Arthurs coat tails. If Arthur had gotten out of South Augusta, he would have made it. No question in my mind. He got bogged down by too many hangers on and trusting the wrong people. I hope Arthur has another chance and makes it big. Good luck Arthur.

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confederate american 05/13/09 - 06:58 pm
good luck on ever getting any

good luck on ever getting any of your money back.i'm really sorry good people with faith in someone got screwed,but its like our government they screw us more and more each day and most are to blind to see it.its time to move away from our government and take our country back.

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