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Ernie Banks’ Sons Fight Father’s Will Giving Assets to Agent

In this March 24, 2014 file photo, Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame slugger Ernie Banks smiles after an interview at the Cubs offices in Chicago. Banks died Jan. 23, 2015. Banks, who once said he wanted to have his ashes scattered at Wrigley Field, is at the center of a battle over his remains, with his estranged wife trying to prevent a longtime friend of Banks from having his remains cremated. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
In this March 24, 2014 file photo, Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame slugger Ernie Banks smiles after an interview at the Cubs offices in Chicago. Banks died Jan. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

(NBC Chicago) – The twin sons of Ernie Banks asserted Monday that his agent and caretaker coerced the Chicago Cubs baseball great into signing a new will giving her all his assets.

In a statement released by their attorney, Jerry and Joey Banks said their father was ill at the time Regina Rice had him sign a power of attorney, a health care directive and a will giving everything to her.

“I find it quite interesting that she did not tell anyone that she had an attorney write up a new will,” Jerry Banks said.

Joey Banks said the family thought Rice was helping and watching over “Mr. Cub” while he was in Chicago.

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