ST. LOUIS (AP) Phillies slugger Ryan Howard has settled a legal battle with his family over its management of his finances and business affairs.
Court documents filed in federal court in St. Louis show that RJH Enterprises, a firm set up to represent the former NL MVP's interests, and Howard's twin brother, Corey Howard, agreed to voluntarily dismiss the suit late last month after an out-of-court settlement was reached. No details were provided, and their attorneys didn't immediately return phone calls or emails from The Associated Press.
At issue is a consulting agreement that Corey Howard entered into with RJH Enterprises. When Ryan Howard took steps in July 2012 to terminate the agreement, effective one year later in July 2013, his brother sued. Ryan Howard, a St. Louis native and star athlete at Missouri State University star, then alleged fraud and mismanagement in a countersuit.