Merriman seeking money from former Duke hoop stars

While his holdout from Chargers training camp continues, linebacker Shawne Merriman has had other matters to deal with. This week it was an ongoing dispute in federal court with former Duke basketball players Christian Laettner and Brian Davis.

On Monday, Merriman filed an affidavit in Maryland that said Laettner and Davis’ company, BD Ventures, owes him $3.64 million, plus $998.76 per day in interest. The amount stems from a loan Merriman and his company, S.M. Real Estate, made to the former Blue Devils’ company in 2007. The loan was to be fully repaid in March 2009, but Merriman, who played at the University of Maryland, sued them in federal court in April 2009, saying he wasn’t repaid as promised.