Retired professional football player and former University of Miami star Vinny Testaverde will try to sell his lake-front house near Tampa at an auction.
The six-bedroom house has been on the market for two years and currently has an asking price of $6 million.
Testaverde will try to sell the house at an April 9, auction conducted by American Heritage Realty.
In 2007, his last year as a professional football player (with the Carolina Panthers), Testaverde paid $4.5 million for his house on Lake Keystone in Odessa, a northern suburb of Tampa.
In 2013, Testaverde and his wife, Mitzi, filed a lawsuit against the builder of the house, alleging structural defects and water-intrusion problems. The couple settled the litigation in 2015.
Testaverde initially listed the house for sale in April 2017 with an asking price of $5 million.
After that listing expired, Testaverde temporarily took the house off the market, renovated the ground floor at an estimated cost of $1 million, then re-listed the property with Eva Pedone, an agent of the Engel & Völkers office in Madeira Beach.
He and his wife live at the house with one daughter. Another daughter is engaged to be married, and their son is a student at the University of Albany, so the couple decided the house is too big for them.