Former NFL coach sues Paul Pelosi

Former Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals coach Dennis Green might not be voting for Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi this year.

The former NFL coach was hired by Paul Pelosi, husband to House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), in 2009 to coach the Mountain Lions, a minor league pro football team in the United Football League (UFL). Green reportedly moved from San Diego to Sacramento, which is not actually in Pelosi’s district, for the job.

Green is charging Paul Pelosi and UFL founder William Hambrecht with breach of contract over what he alleges is $1 million in unpaid salary.

According to the Sacramento Bee, the lawsuit charges that Green was promised $1.5 million in salary in 2011 and the same amount in 2012, but that he received a total of $435,000 through the end of last September. 

The team has since hired a new coach, but the league continues to struggle. Pelosi bought the team in 2009 for $12 million and also bought a stake in the league.

In 2011, The Hill noted the Mountain Lions, along with other assets belonging to her husband, as one reason Nancy Pelosi’s net worth grew 62 percent over 2010.