Long before kids were getting catfished online, grown men were getting swindled by gold diggers in person. According to CBS Miami, New York Giants defensive tackle Shaun Rogers fell for an old school hustle while in Miami Beach over the weekend after his Fontainebleau hotel room was burglarized.
Rogers, 34, told police he left his room around 1 a.m. with some friends and headed to Club Liv. While at the club, Rogers and his group allegedly met a woman who the group would bring back to Rogers’ room, according to Miami Beach Police.
Rogers told Miami Beach Police he put his valuables in the room safe when he returned around 7 a.m. and the party continued until the nose tackle fell asleep. According to police, Rogers said at 12:30 p.m., he awoke and found the woman the group had met the night before was no longer there.
ESPN’s 30 For 30 documentary Broke, analyzed the carefree life in the fast lane mindset that has seen 78% of the NFL’s retired players declare for bankruptcy. Sadly, Rogers appears to be sprinting down that path with 4.4 speed.
Among the items Rogers said were stolen were: diamond earrings worth $100,000; two wristwatches worth a combined $160,000; a gold necklace with gold pendant worth $50,000; gold bracelets worth $60,000; and a diamond Cuban necklace with a gold pendant worth $70,000.
In the pantheon of Rogers’ can’t-get-right moments, stuffing $430,000 worth of jewelry into a hotel room safe was arguably the most brain dead decision of his life. And he’s had his fair share of blackout moments. Do better Shaun Rogers. You're not a young player anymore and we don’t want to see you with empty pockets after your career is over in a few years.