BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A lawsuit filed in New York State Supreme Court for Erie County Thursday alleges Buffalo Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White submitted an eleventh hour bid on an Orchard Park home after the homeowners executed and agreed to sell the property to another family.
According to the lawsuit, Marco and Kari Anne Cercone submitted an offer through their agent to purchase an Orchard Park home on October 4. On October 13 they were told by the homeowner's agent from Keller Williams Realty Buffalo Northtowns the offer was accepted.
The lawsuit states the Cercone family then received the contract to purchase the home. Following the execution of the contract the next day, October 14, they scheduled a property inspection, notified friends and family and began the process to sell their current home and secure the funds for the purchase of the new home.
According to the lawsuit, on October 16 the Cercone family was contacted by the agent from Keller Williams Realty Buffalo Northtowns who stated there was another offer, allegedly made by White, and asked if the Cercone family wished to increase their offer.
The Cercone family declined to increase their offer and the lawsuit states they informed the agent that entertaining the offer allegedly made by White after agreeing to and accepting their offer was a violation of New York State law.
The lawsuit states the Cercone family then received a letter on October 19 to cancel the contract for the purchase of the property which the family believed was to accept the offer allegedly made by White.
The lawsuit was then filed on October 22 seeking an injunction to block the sale of the home to White.
Ramos and Ramos issued a statement on behalf of Keller Williams. It reads, in part:
"This week marks a sad week in real estate; an innocent buyer was sued along with Keller Williams’ clients who were trying to sell their home to good people. The person who sued used the opportunity to get some publicity and make all Realtors look bad by suing a local celebrity in an effort to extort our innocent sellers into a contract that was rightfully cancelled. The subsequent purchasers’ identity was never disclosed by Keller Williams, at some point it was obtained by the plaintiffs’ legal counsel and publicly disclosed. He used his position as an attorney to repeatedly threaten our innocent clients and the innocent subsequent buyer."