New York Giants defensive tackle Shaun Rogers had nearly half a million dollars in jewelry stolen from him during an apparent burglary in his room at the Fountainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida this weekend, CBSMiami reports.
According to the report, Rogers and some friends left the hotel room to hit the clubs and before returning to the hotel with a woman at 7 a.m. Rogers placed the jewelry in the hotel safe but, when he awoke at 12:30 p.m., both the jewelry and the woman were gone.
Among the missing items were diamond earrings worth $100,000; two wristwatches worth a combined $160,000; a gold necklace with gold pendant worth $50,000; gold bracelets worth $60,000; and a diamond Cuban necklace with a gold pendant worth $70,000.
Rogers entered the NFL with the Detroit Lions, who selected the former Texas standout with the 61st overall pick in the 2001 NFL draft. Rogers went to three Pro Bowls earlier in his career and was among the league's highest-paid defensive tackles, earning over $27 million from the Cleveland Browns (2008-10) and New Orleans Saints (2011) before signing for the league minimum with the Giants in 2012.
Rogers, who turned 34-years-old on the first day of the 2013 league year, spent last season on injured reserve and signed another veteran minimum contract with the Giants on Feb. 7. Rogers earned $990,000 from the Giants last season and, if he stays healthy, keeps his weight down, and makes the 53-man roster in Week 1, could earn $1.005 million in 2013.
The only portion of Rogers' contract that was guaranteed is his $20,000 signing bonus, but Rogers could earn a $45,000 if the 350-pound nose tackle meets a weight clause. Rogers' base salary is scheduled to be $940,000, but unlike last year, the Giants included a "split" that would pay him a reduced rate ($433,000) if he is placed on injured reserve.
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