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Bryant McKinnie: $375K in strip-club bills 'bogus story'

Bryant McKinnie says his latest financial entanglement is pure fiction.

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We told you Monday the Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle was being sued in Miami-Dade Circuit Court for allegedly piling up $375,000 at a string of South Florida strip clubs.

Deliciously, the suit was filed by club owner Charles "Pop" Young, the father of rapper Trick Daddy. Young contends McKinnie never made good on a promissory note he signed in October 2010. Young now wants it all back -- with interest.

McKinnie isn't playing along.

"I got no papers, I was never served," he told The Baltimore Sun this week. "I just called my lawyer about this because this is a bogus story. I just read the article. He was working at those places and he's tried to borrow money from me. People can put anything out there. What strip club gives you a $375,000 tab? It just sounds stupid to me. I've never heard of this in my life. This is bogus to me. For it to be even reported is stupid to me."

McKinnie then called upon gentleman's logic: "You could never run up a tab like that. For somebody like that to say something like this, they figure if they go to the media that you'll pay them, I guess. I would never pay this guy because what he's saying isn't true. I just found out about this morning when people started texting me. This is the least of my worries."

McKinnie might be referring to his shaved-down earnings. His $3.2 million salary was reduced to $2.2 million in an effort to repay Pro Player Funding for a loan he took out during the 2011 NFL lockout. He's not denying that setback, but he insists Charles "Pop" Young and Co. are up to no good.

"Ppl love 2 believe BS," McKinnie tweeted, "which is funny 2 me."

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