Saints quarterback Drew Brees has made many millions on the football field. He’ll now try to make millions more in the courtroom.
Via TMZ, Brees has sued Vahid Moradi of CJ Charles Jewelry in San Diego. Brees claims that he has purchased roughly $15 million worth of jewelry, and that it was independently appraised at being worth $9 million less than the price Brees paid for the items.
Brees can spend his money however he sees fit, and if he regards jewelry as some sort of investment, that’s his prerogative. Given the manner in which jewelers routinely (and dramatically) mark up their merchandise, however, it’s probably a good idea to get the independent appraisal before buying it, not after.
That said, there’s a chance that Brees did, and there’s a chance that there’s a lot more to this story. Absent a settlement, it’s a story that we’ll know about every step of the way, since it will be playing out via public filings, hearings, and ultimately a trial.
The Cowboys have made no secret of the fact that they could draft a receiver despite the depth they seemingly have at the position, and executive vice president Stephen Jones reiterated that again Tuesday.
“We’re always trying to get the very best players,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, via Kate Hairopoulos of the Dallas Morning News. “Obviously, we have internal decisions to make in terms of our roster and who’s going to be on it, who’s not going to be on it. And we just want to give ourselves options. We want that receiver position to be competitive. We felt like we needed to improve upon last year.”
Linebacker is an obvious need with the departure of Anthony Hitchens in free agency.
The Cowboys, though, have not drafted a defensive tackle in the first round since using the overall top choice on Russell Maryland in 1991. In Rod Marinelli’s Tampa 2 scheme, a nose tackle is not worthy of a first-round pick because he’s only a two-down player.