August 9, 2011; Metairie, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Shaun Rogers (92) during training camp practice at the New Orleans Saints practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Former Detroit Lions DT Shaun Rogers Robbed of Nearly $500K in Jewelry


So, how was your weekend? Unless you lost nearly half a million dollars in jewelry, it is likely your weekend was better than the one former Detroit Lions defensive tackle just had.

CBS Miami tells the story:

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.

Once he realized the woman wasn’t there, Rogers told police he tried unsuccessfully to get into the room’s safe. Hotel security then came to the room and was able to pry open the safe and found Rogers’ valuables were missing.

There really isn’t anything in this story I’m able to identify with, but waking up to find almost $500,000 worth of your stuff missing must really suck – even for a man who has made as much money as Rogers has during his NFL career.

Rogers signed with the New York Giants prior to last season but spent the year on injured reserve. He’s scheduled to earn a base salary of $940,000 for the 2013 season; otherwise known as twice as much as necessary to replace the stolen goods.

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  • Demoguy1

    Mister T wannabe? Shawn, you really need that much jewelry? Really?