Ernie Banks' sons question agent's actions as his caretaker

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Posted: Feb 16, 2015 4:57 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — The twin sons of Ernie Banks contend that his agent and caretaker "coerced" the Chicago Cubs great into signing a new will giving her all of his assets.

Jerry Banks says in a statement Monday that Regina Rice did not tell the family she had an attorney write up a new will.

Joey Banks says the family thought Rice was helping "Mr. Cub" while he was in Chicago. He says Rice had him sign a power of attorney, a health care directive and a will giving her everything.

Attorney Mark Bogen says the family "will vigorously fight and contest this will."

Estranged wife Elizabeth Banks has gone to court to prevent Rice from having Ernie Banks' remains cremated.

Efforts to contact Rice and her attorney have been unsuccessful.