San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum has been dealing with a bit of legal grief as of late, as he is being sued by his former landlord for allegedy leaving his former Mission district apartment absolutely thrashed.
The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in San Francisco Superior Court by landlord Mindy Freile, alleging that Lincecum "broke, stained, defaced, tore, injured or destroyed" her rental property. On top of the damage, Freile also claims that even though his lease expired at 141 Hampshire St on February 28, Lincecum essentially "squatted" at the apartment until the middle of May. One interesting point brought up by NBC Sports' Craig Calcaterra is that Lincecum would have been in Arizona for most of that time, possibly pointing to some of his friends staying there during that time. Or he just threw some ragers once the season started.
According to Freile, "bedding, doors, carpet, pillows, kitchenware, linens, furniture, household appliances, art work, decorations, patio furniture, lights, lamps, and mirrors," were amongst the times damaged or stolen, and is now looking for $350,000 in damages from the Giants All-Star. She had been trying to force Lincecum out of the apartment, entering the unit herself to find it in apparently dismal condition.
My belief is there was some kind of party that left it in really bad condition," said Freile's attorney Jonathan Bonstein. "Maybe there's a perfectly good explanation on his side, but we haven't heard it yet."
Lincecum's agent Rick Thurman called this an "unwarranted lawsuit," that he would "not dignify with a response." The Giants had no comment on the issue.
The legend of Timmy continues to grow....