After his first day of training camp practice Thursday, Los Angeles Chargers rookie safety Derwin James confirmed to reporters he was robbed at gunpoint while leaving a restaurant in Hollywood two months ago.
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According to a team spokesperson, James made the Chargers aware back when the alleged incident occurred. The team is refraining from any further comment as it is an ongoing investigation.
James was not harmed in the incident but remains a little shaken up by what occurred.
According to the TMZ report, the incident occurred on June 23rd. James and his uncle were walking to his Rolls-Royce when two assailants armed with guns allegedly snatched a chain from James’ neck and also robbed him of his Rolex watch.
James got into his car to give chase but could not catch up because three of his tires were allegedly slashed.
The No. 17 overall pick in this year’s draft out of Florida State by the Chargers, James signed a four-year, $12.4 million deal soon after the draft that included a $7.1 million signing bonus. These guys will always be targets. You have to be prepared for the possibility of being targeted.