The Trenton Titans are not paying their players’ rent, according to an anonymous tipster who works at a New Jersey [UPDATE: Bensalem] “apartment community,” which is probably just a nice way of saying, “a collection of dwellings that sports 70% STD and 12% HIV rates among its inhabitants. Oh, and rats.”
“This is a photo of the eviction notice that was posted on all 12 of the Titans players’ apartment doors. I work for the apartment community that the Titans live at. This is the second time in six months that they have gotten more than two months behind on their rent. I guess with the lockout not too many people were checking out the Titans if they can't even afford to pay for their players’ rent !!!! [editor's note: !!!] Last time this happened Niko Hovinen (a goaltender with the Flyers organization until just recently) switched the lease into his name cause he was scared he was going to have to find somewhere else to live. Just thought I’d share. Thanks.”
No, thank you.
The Titans are an independently-owned ECHL affiliate of the Flyers, and they’ve been having a rough season. After 50 games, they are last in their four-team division with only 47 points.
Titans players are frequently shuffled between Trenton and Adirondack, where they become just one step closer to chartered jets, posh hotels and the warm, safe embrace of Uncle Ed Snider. But until that day, they have to worry about getting evicted from their (probably odorous) apartments.
We’ve reached out to the Titans for comment (though no PR person is listed on their website) and will update the post if we hear back from them.