Eagles running back Jay Ajayi is strongly denying accusations made in a lawsuit that he trashed a Los Angeles house after the Super Bowl (see story).
The lawsuit, as reported by TMZ earlier this week, accuses Ajayi of throwing three parties at the L.A. mansion he was renting even after the owner told him not to. Ajayi is being charged $25,000 by the owner.
Shortly after the story broke on Monday, a representative for Ajayi claimed the lawsuit was bogus.
Now, we have an even stronger detail from Ajayi’s camp.
Ajayi’s publicist Melanie Wadden told the Miami Herald that Ajayi didn’t throw any parties and caused no damage to the property.
Additionally, Wadden denied the home owner’s claim that Ajayi pushed him in a menacing manner after confronting him.
“Jay was not involved in any physical altercations,” she said.
Ajayi’s publicist also told the Herald that Ajayi was a guest and not the renter and the owner wanted the group to pay cash instead of through Airbnb.
"The entire group voluntarily left the property several days early — no security or police were ever involved or on-site," Wadden said. "They filed a complaint against the owner through Airbnb back in February that included screenshots of the owner asking for cash and trying to communicate outside of their platform [against Airbnb policy]."
Ajayi, who came to the Eagles in the middle of last season in a trade, has one year left on his current contract.