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Terrell Owens, cousin, named in $12,000 Ala. suit

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama business has filed a lawsuit against NFL receiver Terrell Owens and his cousin, claiming the two didn't pay expenses from a lease termination agreement for their martini bar.

The Birmingham News reports that the lawsuit was filed in Jefferson County Circuit Court Friday on behalf of Walker Partners Ltd.

The company claims it entered into a lease with Minnifield Owens Lounges in Birmingham on May 17, 2005.

It says the sides agreed to terminate the lease and that M&O Lounges would pay past due rent, utility costs and other operating expenses.

The lawsuit contends Owens and Antonio Minnifield failed to pay and seeks more than $12,000. About $3,000 of it is attorney's fees.

Owens is a free agent. An agent for Owens didn't immediately return a message left by The Associated Press.