Sports Athletes Make Inviting Targets For Crime

 

Percy Allen of the Seattle Times writes a great article about professional athletes and the $$$ criminals think of when they see them.

It’s impossible to find reliable statistics on the number of crime victims in the NBA, NFL, Major League Baseball and the NHL. But since Boston Celtics star Paul Pierce was nearly stabbed to death in 2000, more than two dozen professional athletes reportedly have been murdered, robbed or victimized, including Los Angeles Clippers guard Cuttino Mobley; retired NFL receiver Keyshawn Johnson; former Cincinnati Reds outfielder Dernell Stenson, who was shot to death in an apparent carjacking in November 2003; and basketball player Julius Hodge.  Click on the link for the full story.

 An Athlete having personal security won’t solve every problem, but spending money on security before  the 3rd (or 4th) car sounds like an investment that would pay a much greater return in the long run. 

4 thoughts on “Sports Athletes Make Inviting Targets For Crime”

  1. I really hope these athletes start to invest in some personal security. For there safety and it seems everytime you turn on the news. One is getting rob, shot, or killed. I think they also would feel good about the return on there investment. There safety

  2. I hope they understand just as they (athletes) plan and practice to win a game, there are people out there planning and practicing on how to pull of an easy robbery . With the recent events in such harmony, I believe they are being targeted by certain groups looking for an easy heist. What is it going to take before they realize they are a big TARGET?

  3. I hope they understand just as they (athletes) plan and practice to win a game, there are people out there planning and practicing on how to pull off an easy robbery . With the recent events in such harmony, I believe they are being targeted by certain groups looking for an easy heist. What is it going to take before they realize they are a big TARGET?

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