Last week Jets safety Ed Reed told authorities in Houston that he'd had $50,000 in cash—all $100 bills—plucked from the front seat of his Audi, which suffered a smashed window in the robbery. Being relieved of that much dough has to hurt, but Reed by no means endured the greatest loss of the last year among athletes. After Winnipeg Jets defenseman Tobias Enstrom suffered a cut above the eye last summer when three men robbed him at an ATM machine, his GM lamented, "[Players] are like your kids, and when they go away for the summer you're worried about things like that." These other athletes got hit mostly in the wallets.
This is an article from the Feb. 24, 2014 issue
|Chris Bosh HEAT F/C||$479,000 in cash and jewelry||Filched last April from his Miami home during Bosh's Moroccan-themed 29th-birthday party, replete with camels.|
|Shaun Rogers GIANTS DT||$440,000 in jewelry||Disappeared after he partied in Miami with a woman last March; police arrested the accused thief. (Charges were later dropped.)|
|DeSean Jackson EAGLES WR||$375,000 in cash and jewelry||Mother found his Philly bedroom looted while he was away in January. Jackson later laughed it off in a lighthearted Instagram.|
|Bernard Pierce RAVENS RB||BMW (est. value: $75,000)||Two-week-old bimmer taken at gunpoint while Pierce was out for pizza in Philly last June; the SUV was later recovered.|
|Andy Turner BRITISH OLYMPIAN||Range Rover Sport (est. value: $60,000)||Hurdles specialist was at his mother's funeral in November when bandits took a car, laptop and cellphone from his Nottingham home.|
|Ed Reed JETS FS||$50,000 in cash||Taken from his car, parked outside a bank. (Why was the cash in his car? Reed has yet to say.)|
|Ray Rice RAVENS RB||$2,000 in cash and two guns||Video surveillance footage showed the robber coming through a back window at Rice's Maryland home last May.|
SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE
On Feb. 12, the high temperature at the Winter Olympics in Sochi—61°—topped the high temperature on the same day at all but six of the past 27 Summer sites.