MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A week after the Vikings let go of Bernard Berrian, the wide receiver was hit with lawsuit. An interior design company filed the suit, claiming Berrian did not pay his bill.

On the 20th floor of the Ivy Tower in Minneapolis, Berrian’s penthouse features decor by Kamarron Design, Inc.

“She did the whole condominium,” said David Olsen, an attorney representing Kamarron Design, Inc.

Two years after the work started, the designer and former Vikings wide receiver are at odds over the bill.

“When it came time to pay, delayed, delayed, delayed and, ultimately, he refused to pay,” said Olsen.

On Tuesday, Kamarron Design filed a lawsuit in Hennepin County District court, seeking reimbursement of more than $204,000 to pay for furniture, products and labor. It’s money the company fronted, thinking it would be paid back.

“She’s extremely disappointed with the way it has come out,” said Olsen.

The complaint states Berrian paid a portion of the bills in the beginning, but started falling behind in 2009.

“Over period of several months, requests were made for copies of invoices and additional accounting info, all of which was provided,” said Olsen.

Olsen said Berrian has yet to give a reason for non-payment.

“Mr. Berrian approved everything, accepted everything and never had complaint about the service or the products,” said Olsen.

Legal action has now become the only option.

“We’ll continue to try to settle it,” he said.

An opportunity that was meant to grow business with a high profile client did not have the expected result.

“For a small business, it’s a huge balance to carry,” said Olsen.

Both Berrian’s lawyer and agent have yet to comment on the lawsuit.

Comments (20)
  1. Jake says:

    What a DOPE. First, he can’t catch the ball, then he disses the coach and his staff. Now, he spends over $200 GRAND to decorate a condo?? Who does he think he is, Jerry Rice?? Good thing the Vikes ditched him, too bad that they didn’t do it sooner. I’ll bet the condo looks like a complete disaster.

    1. B.Childress says:

      “Those people” have really horrible tastes in cars,clothes,music,food,women & I’m sure his penthouse is no exception..He’s just another Thug without a belt or a job.

  2. g8bbgg says:

    Just like his boss, wants someone else to pay for his crib……

      1. g8bbgg says:

        Maybe Porter & Frye can put in Pull Tabs…..

  3. If it had been football says:

    So apparently not being able to catch a football is not the only thing Bernard cannot do. Maybe he dropped the pen when he was trying to write a check.

    1. Jake says:

      LOLROTFLMAO. So, how does it feel to be deemed ILLITERATE?? Wow. You know, when you make that kind of ching, you shouldn’t be pandering to the high school drop-out types if you want to keep a really good paying job. Have to move up a level or two to try to earn that ‘respect’.

  4. Betty LaRue says:

    Why is this news for the public?

  5. Steve says:

    @Betty……Why is this news for the public? Because Berrian is a public figure. Seriously, you had to ask that?????

    1. Randy says:

      He is only a public figure to rubes like you who consider him so be something other than he is …..a lone individual attempting to be a con artist

      1. Frankie says:

        Randy the rube read the article and criticizes others. BB is a public figure because that is what entertainers are. Randy Rube read the article and made a comment. BB is a public figure because people are moved to comment. Randy Rube doesn’t have a clue the difference between a con and a delinquent bill payer.

  6. TRUTH says:

    Terrible. People always want artists to work for free.

  7. Angela says:

    I think the design firm made a big mistake by not collecting payment as the project went along. No pay then work does not continue, easy peasy. The guy is still entirely responsible for the bill plus legal costs.

  8. blackie says:

    sounds like a lot of broke ass white people who has less money then a black man we call them haters

    1. wonderin says:

      That you, Bernard?

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