New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is suing a jewler for $9 million, believing he was overcharged by millions for diamonds.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his wife are embroiled in a $9 million lawsuit against Vahid Moradi of CJ Charles Jewlers and Vahid Moradi Inc.
Brees is claiming that Moradi recommended and sold Brees and his wife $15 million in ivestment-grade diamonds from 2012 to 2016. The couple learned last year that the diamonds were only worth about $6 million, reported by the San Diego Union-Tribune. Brees and his wife are seeking the $9 million appraisal value difference in damages.
A court record filed in May by Moradi claims Brees was “cash poor” before bringing the lawsuit, which Brees denied. “My wife and my family and I are are very comfortable and our situation is quite good,” Brees told the Union-Tribune.
Brees is currently on a 2-year, $50 million contract with the New Orleans Saints, which included a $10.5 million signing bonus and $27 million guaranteed. Brees has earned a total of $194,710,422 from NFL contracts in his 17-year career.