New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees was reportedly scammed out millions by a San Diego jeweler, Vahid Moradi, according to TMZ Sports.
The report states that Brees has spent roughly $15 million in jewelry from Moradi over the years, including that expensive ring, watches and earrings. However, Brees claims he recently had his jewelry independently appraised and was told his collection is worth $9 million less than he paid.
As a result, the 39-year old QB has filed a lawsuit against Moradi, who runs the CJ Charles jewelry shop in San Diego. In the suit, Brees says Moradi led him to believe the jewelry was a solid investment that would go up in value over the years, and feels he was lied to the entire time. He is seeking $9 million in damages.
Among the biggest hits was a 4.09 carat blue diamond ring he bought in 2015 for $8.18 million, which was reportedly appraised for only $3.75 million.
Despite Brees' accusations, Moradi's high-powered attorney, Eric M. George says the QB is just trying to "bully" his client.