Things are off to a rough start for Le’Veon Bell as a member of the New York Jets and for reasons that have nothing to do with football.
While spending time in Hollywood, Florida, the New York Jets running back was robbed of half a million dollars worth of jewelry after told authorities, two female acquaintances vanished with his belongings.
Authorities say two female acquaintances vanished with more than half a million dollars in jewelry from star NFL running back Le’Veon Bell’s Florida home.
Hollywood police say Bell returned from the gym May 25 and found the women gone and his jewelry missing. The police report obtained by The Associated Press refers to the two women as Bell’s girlfriends.
Bell said items in his closet were in disarray and all his jewelry was missing, including two gold chains with diamonds, a black panther pendant with black and white diamonds and a Rolex. They total $520,000. Police said they are investigating.
Bell took part in the Jets’ minicamp on Tuesday for the first time since signing with them in March. He signed a four-year, $52.5 million deal which included $35 million in guarantees.
Bell sat out last season with Pittsburgh due to a contract dispute.