DETROIT (CBSDetroit/AP) – Former Detroit Lion and Michigan Wolverine Larry Foote claims he is the victim of a scheme to defraud him out of more than $400,000.

In a lawsuit filed in Wayne County Circuit Court, Foote, now a Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker, claims he was duped when he invested money with two defendants associated with a Dearborn Heights valet service.

READ MORE: Amazon Scammers Stole Over $27M From Consumers In A Year

The suit claims Foote was approached in 2010 by one of the defendants, who indicated he had recently acquired major valet contracts and needed an investor to provide capital.

READ MORE: Supply Chain Issues: 'There Really Are Problems Everywhere,' Even For Small Companies

Foote is a native of Detroit.

MORE NEWS: Volvo Adds 195,000 Vehicles To Recall For Dangerous Air Bags

(TM and © Copyright 2012 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2012 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)