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When Former Vikings Attack (Each Other)

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A man much wiser than myself once said, "A lifelong friend is someone you haven't borrowed money from yet."

By that logic, according to Minnesota Public Radio, former Vikings offensive lineman Ron Yary probably no longer considers his former teammate, Stu Voigt, to be a lifelong friend.

In a federal lawsuit made public Tuesday, Yary and others allege Voigt fraudulently got friends to make high-risk investments between 2002 and 2007 by telling them there was no risk and that he would personally guarantee the money.

Instead, the lawsuit states, Voigt received commissions and finders fees, while the investors lost their money. Some plaintiffs say they lost their entire life savings, while Yary lost $100,000.

Yary played for the Vikings from 1968 to 1981, and is a member of the National Football League Hall of Fame. Voigt became a member of the Vikings in 1970 and retired in 1980.

Shame that Voigt wasn't as good at investing as he was at playing tight end. If he was, he probably wouldn't be having this problem.