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Allen Iverson Forced to Pay $850,000 Jewelry Bill, Judge Rules

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By Brendan Giusti, Christian Post Reporter
February 1, 2012|8:23 am

Allen Iverson was forced to pay a jewelry bill when a judge ordered the former NBA star's wages to be garnished to settle the debt.

The star was ordered by a Georgia judge to pay more than $850,000 to Aydin and Company Jewelers.

Iverson allegedly ran up a $375,000 bill at the store in 2010 and failed to pay it, according to reports. He was sued for $2.5 million. When Iverson didn't respond, the judge issued the order, which allowed the store to get paid by having access to his Wells Fargo accounts.

Iverson was not at the courthouse when the judge made the ruling. The former basketball player has not issued any comments on the decision.

It is unclear why the tab was so much for jewelry. It also is not clear if Iverson has the amount of money sought in the suit.

Iverson spent 14 years in the NBA playing predominantly with the Philadelphia 76ers, before being traded to the Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons and Memphis Grizzlies.

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The sports star made a more than $150 million in the NBA, according to reports. The largest single season earnings topped out around $20 million.

Iverson was named the league's most valuable player in the 2000-2001 season. During that season he took the Philadelphia 76ers to the NBA finals, where the team lost to the Los Angeles Lakers.

This was not the first lawsuit for Iverson. He was previously sued in 2009 after a fan was allegedly attacked at club Iverson, which his friends and bodyguards were attending. The fan claimed he suffered physical and emotional harm as a result of the alleged scuffle.

Iverson was also sued as a result of a 2005 assault in a Washington, D.C. nightclub. The suit alleged one of Iverson's bodyguards concussed a man after a fight.

It is unclear if the latest ruling will settle the former NBA star's legal troubles.

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