Former pro baseball player Lenny Dykstra plans to fight a lawsuit from his former accounting firm, which claims he owes the firm $111,097 in fees.
Dykstra baulked at the lofty bill sent to him and his wife last June, mostly for tax and accounting services between February and June 2007. The firm, DDK & Co. LLP, has filed suit against Dykstra in Manhattan's U.S. District Court, claiming that the charges have since grown to $138,872. DDK declined to comment on the lawsuit.
According to reports, Dykstra had considered his accountant at the firm a personal friend and had treated him to dinners of steak and lobster. However, the former Mets and Phillies player said his accountant had to do his taxes three times to get them right.
Now he plans to start a magazine called The Players Club to help other athletes make prudent financial decisions. The magazine will begin publishing in April, according to the New York Daily News.
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