Ex-Terps Star Mustaf Files for Bankruptcy
Wagner, Arlo, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)
The glory days apparently are over for former basketball star Jerrod Mustaf. No longer in the NBA and slapped with a wrongful death lawsuit, he filed for bankruptcy last month.
And, he'll be only 27 this year.
His assets total $764,800, but 34 creditors claim he owes them more than $1.4 million, according to records in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Greenbelt.
His filings there show his monthly income to be $15,885 - after taxes, $8,010 - while monthly expenses, including a $2,100 lease on his Mercedes, total $22,029.
The former DeMatha High School star, who left the University of Maryland after his sophomore year in 1990, was the 17th draft pick overall that year and played for the New York Knicks, then the Phoenix Suns before his star status plummeted.
Already discouraged about riding the bench in 1993 behind the likes of Charles Barkley, the 6-foot-10, 245-pound forward lost his focus when Althea Hayes, 27, was shot to death in her apartment in Glendale, Ariz., on July 22, 1993.
Police questioned Mustaf because Hayes, an aspiring singer, was a girlfriend and worked in his Phoenix record store. …