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NFL Star Is Missing $500K in Jewelry and 2 Girlfriends

Le'Veon Bell tells police women stole the loot while he was at the gym
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 6, 2019 1:00 PM CDT
New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell speaks to reporters at the team's NFL football training facility in Florham Park, NJ, on Tuesday.   (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

(Newser) – New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell is missing an estimated $520,000 in jewelry, and he told police that "both of his girlfriends" are the culprits, according to the police report. Bell claims the women stole the jewelry from his South Florida home while he was at the gym on May 25, according to the police account viewed by NJ.com. Per the AP, Bell returned home to find a mess of a closet and the women gone.

Among the missing jewelry is an $80,000 Rolex watch, a gold bracelet, diamond-encrusted gold chains, and a black panther pendant Bell is seen wearing here. Bell also says $22,600 in cash is gone. Bell—who signed a four-year, $52.5 million deal with the Jets in March—is back in New York for training while police continue to investigate, reports CBS Sports. (Another NFLer faced an extortion attempt, allegedly by his own relative.)

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