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Report: Ed Reed has $50,000 cash stolen from his car

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Ed Reed has made millions of dollars in his NFL career, but he’s now $50,000 poorer.

Reed was the victim of a robbery in which a bag containing $50,000 cash was stolen out of his car, according to Local 2 in Houston.

Police say someone smashed a window in Reed’s car and took the bag of cash from the front seat. Reed had just taken the money out of a bank, and police believe someone who saw him make the withdrawal followed him.

After playing his first 11 seasons with the Ravens, Reed spent part of the 2013 season in Houston before being released and finishing the season with the Jets.

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89 Responses to “Report: Ed Reed has $50,000 cash stolen from his car”
  1. camdenyard says: Feb 13, 2014 9:59 AM

    I love me some Ed Reed, but this was a bonehead move. Leaving 50 large on the front seat of your car?

  2. realnflmaster says: Feb 13, 2014 9:59 AM

    Why in the world would you withdraw 50k in cash?

  3. arwiv says: Feb 13, 2014 10:00 AM

    When you are a bonafide millionaire, its sort of hard to explain why you would ever need 50k in hard cash. That’s why God invented checks.

  4. blitzen87 says: Feb 13, 2014 10:11 AM

    Was it the Houston Texans?

  5. dawgnme says: Feb 13, 2014 10:12 AM

    Way less than he stole from the Texans

  6. footballfreak8 says: Feb 13, 2014 10:13 AM

    Ed, there is place called “BANK” where you can keep your money

  7. flaccodelic says: Feb 13, 2014 10:14 AM

    Guys, you can’t truly perpetuate the homeless man ethos without a bag of cash. Can’t do it.

  8. seatownballers says: Feb 13, 2014 10:15 AM

    Someone followed him from the bank.
    Next time use checks and a debit card.
    The boss lifestyle of flashing cash is silly.

  9. texantoro says: Feb 13, 2014 10:15 AM

    I know the texans had something to do with it after last season.

  10. johnnyjagfan says: Feb 13, 2014 10:15 AM

    Houston Texan karma biting Ed Reed in the ass!

  11. midtec2005 says: Feb 13, 2014 10:15 AM

    It’s less then a single games paycheck so he’ll be fine, still sucks though.

    But why have 50k in the car? That doesn’t pass the common sense test.

  12. corvusrex96 says: Feb 13, 2014 10:16 AM

    $50k to him is like losing $50 for me

  13. dapollock69 says: Feb 13, 2014 10:17 AM

    I’d fun that hard to believe since Ed looks like he was sleeping in it.

  14. exnavysub says: Feb 13, 2014 10:19 AM

    Report: Dummy leaves 50k in his car, surprised its stolen.

  15. mundial8 says: Feb 13, 2014 10:19 AM

    I’m curious on the type of car he was driving… was it screaming ‘Come on in robber?’

  16. granadafan says: Feb 13, 2014 10:20 AM

    Man, put that stash in the trunk! Or better yet, put the strap of the bag over your neck.

  17. ajcars says: Feb 13, 2014 10:20 AM

    Rich people don’t write checks.

    STRAIGHT CASH HOMEY!

  18. mgmac says: Feb 13, 2014 10:21 AM

    Could have been one of the Texans owners. After the way Reed played while with the Texans, it was obvious he robbed them

  19. jessejames182 says: Feb 13, 2014 10:21 AM

    Makes sense seeing as he robbed the Texans out of some of their money BOOM! *Mic drop*

  20. penguins87and71 says: Feb 13, 2014 10:24 AM

    So what, his still filthy rich.

  21. skinnyca3sar says: Feb 13, 2014 10:27 AM

    50k isn’t chump change, what the hell you need that kind of dough? How do you fold that in your wallet?

  22. officialgame says: Feb 13, 2014 10:36 AM

    Desean wanted his money back.

  23. electricboogalo says: Feb 13, 2014 10:47 AM

    I’m sure the cash was withdrawn for something productive.

  24. chut26 says: Feb 13, 2014 10:47 AM

    “What kind of idiot leaves that kind of cash laying around?”

    -Desean Jackson

  25. skinnyca3sar says: Feb 13, 2014 10:52 AM

    $50K?? How is he folding that into his wallet?

  26. fooseball1234 says: Feb 13, 2014 10:58 AM

    Hate when that happens!

  27. dfco74 says: Feb 13, 2014 10:58 AM

    He needed some new bling Yo

  28. schmitty2 says: Feb 13, 2014 11:01 AM

    Driving around with a wad of cash is so 1990′s.

  29. andyoursistertoo says: Feb 13, 2014 11:05 AM

    High football IQ doesn’t really translate to high IQ off the field does it

  30. grogansheroes says: Feb 13, 2014 11:09 AM

    Probably for deer antler spray.

  31. floridahawker says: Feb 13, 2014 11:14 AM

    You couldn’t put the money in the trunk?
    That sucks!!!!

  32. rc33 says: Feb 13, 2014 11:35 AM

    I’d find out where DeSean Jackson was at that place and time..

  33. 4evrnyt says: Feb 13, 2014 11:37 AM

    This is shadier then a field full of willow trees. This is what you do when you need to get someone a big chunk of cash but don’t want people to know who or what it’s actually for.

  34. joebone says: Feb 13, 2014 11:39 AM

    Make it rain, son! Make it rain!

  35. fordwuzanazi says: Feb 13, 2014 11:41 AM

    And I thought his constant need to lateral the ball upon being tackled was boneheaded.

  36. eigglesnosuperbowls says: Feb 13, 2014 11:46 AM

    I have 5 pennies ,,2 nickels and a dime on my front seat

  37. chargrz says: Feb 13, 2014 12:09 PM

    Tough!

  38. bryans49ers says: Feb 13, 2014 12:15 PM

    That sucks dude

  39. mvp43 says: Feb 13, 2014 12:18 PM

    I’m sure that’s happened to all of us at one time or another.

  40. rayguyreturns says: Feb 13, 2014 12:29 PM

    Man. Parking meters must be expensive in that town!

  41. kuranda84 says: Feb 13, 2014 12:38 PM

    How much did Reed steal from the Texans last year?

  42. bluenose1965 says: Feb 13, 2014 12:55 PM

    Damn, i’d like to think he was heading over to my house to reimburse me for last year’s season ticket.

  43. clickablecontent says: Feb 13, 2014 1:02 PM

    Oh my. Ed came down with a touch of the Affluenza.

  44. redbirdsrising says: Feb 13, 2014 1:08 PM

    What is this, Grand Theft Auto? Nobody should be leaving 50k in their car.

  45. peytonsneck18 says: Feb 13, 2014 1:28 PM

    I left my 50 dollar walmart gift card in my front seat n got stolen too, I feel yr pain ed reed

  46. minhw0714 says: Feb 13, 2014 1:32 PM

    The prime suspect has to be the Texans GM.
    That guy has a right to rob Reed another 75 times too.

  47. gridironczar says: Feb 13, 2014 1:40 PM

    Sounds fishy. Why does he need $50,000 cash? Why just leave it in the car? I think we might hear more on this.

  48. whodatnhollywood says: Feb 13, 2014 1:41 PM

    There’s also a thing called a DEBIT CARD. Just load it and carry it in your wallet if you need access to it quickly. Everybody accepts them~even vendors on the street with their Square swiper for the cell phone.

  49. therooneyskilledwebster says: Feb 13, 2014 1:47 PM

    “I’ll take bankrupt athletes for $2000 Alex.”

  50. MichaelEdits says: Feb 13, 2014 1:47 PM

    It would take a braver man than I am to steal from Ed Reed, who’s probably still fast enough to intercept this old man.

  51. nfl fan says: Feb 13, 2014 2:07 PM

    That makes sense, why not have a 50K bag of cash sitting on the front seat.

    No one can possibly be that stupid can they?

  52. baltimorons says: Feb 13, 2014 2:11 PM

    I love these feel good stories.

  53. joewilliesshnoz says: Feb 13, 2014 2:27 PM

    If you got 50 large on you, wouldn’t you have a chauffeur to take you to get the money ?

  54. sportnorcal says: Feb 13, 2014 2:33 PM

    Seriously?
    How many of these stories of stupid athletes before someone let’s them know there are things like Credit Cards and ATM cards rather than a bag of friggen’ cash?

  55. FoozieGrooler says: Feb 13, 2014 2:48 PM

    $50,000.00 in cash?
    Whatever it was for, you can be 99.9% sure he was up to no good.

  56. ed3557 says: Feb 13, 2014 2:55 PM

    I guess he didn’t see that sign in the garage that said, ‘Do not leave valuable items visible in your car, such as cell phones, computers, purses or $50,000.00 in cash’

  57. dalcow4 says: Feb 13, 2014 3:00 PM

    That’s one big glove compartment.

  58. winninaintsinnin says: Feb 13, 2014 3:06 PM

    Oh come on.

    Who on here doesn’t leave a few extra bucks in their console?

  59. simplec72 says: Feb 13, 2014 3:20 PM

    Can you say cashier’s check? Only thing worse in the last year was watching you trying to cover a wr.

  60. SparkyGump says: Feb 13, 2014 3:28 PM

    Don’t these clowns know the money train’s gonna stop? How many ex athletes are poor now? I thought rookies were counseled about finances at the rookie symposium.

  61. cheftb says: Feb 13, 2014 4:05 PM

    Dear Mr. Reed, the bank (specifically the teller) can give you these paper slips called cashier’s checks instead of cash…… I guess this type of information does not come included in a University of Miami education.

  62. dyhard32 says: Feb 13, 2014 4:15 PM

    if you are dumd enough to leave 50k in the car you are allso dumb enough to leave your car unlocked. and the big dummy that broke the window should of checked to see if dummy ray left it unlocked

  63. steeltuff says: Feb 13, 2014 4:32 PM

    Please tell me I’m gonna wake up and realize I was dreaming this story.

  64. richc111 says: Feb 13, 2014 4:35 PM

    A fool and his money is soon parted.. as they say

  65. davikes says: Feb 13, 2014 4:42 PM

    Ed tried to chase down the thief, but couldn’t catch him.

  66. beelicker says: Feb 13, 2014 5:03 PM

    Fellas, perhaps Mr Reed here was possibly speculating in black market archaeological artifacts or perhaps something like rare & classic works of art or something?

    Independent brokers of that particular ilk will simply not accept cashier’s checks or plastic …

  67. sikoix says: Feb 13, 2014 5:07 PM

    This kind of thing always feels like an insurance scam to me.

    What are you doing with 50k in cash (that could be a legal transaction)? Why would you leave it alone in the car before bringing it to it’s destination? I don’t see why else you’d bother filing a report unless you had serial numbers on the bills or some way to track it, or you were planning on making an insurance claim and needed to document the incident.

  68. lovethelions says: Feb 13, 2014 5:16 PM

    Maybe he was going to go to Boston Market……

  69. bensstinkyfingers says: Feb 13, 2014 5:38 PM

    Does Ray Lewis have an alibi? Oh Ed’s still alive, you’re free to go Mr. Lewis.

  70. catquick says: Feb 13, 2014 5:40 PM

    You people are all imbeciles. The NSA monitors your life, the IRS has you in a stranglehold, and lawyers will use any traceable transaction against you in court in the case of divorce, lawsuit, etc. Maybe he was going to a casino, legal, and where cash rules. It is legal tender for ALL debts, public and private. Maybe he just likes the feel of cash. He did earn it, despite the wisenheim errs cheap shots. The thief is the bad guy, not Reed. Some day you know it alls may regret the paper trail you leave, for whatever reason.

  71. unitasftw says: Feb 13, 2014 5:41 PM

    Sherman is better.

  72. dynastyposeiden says: Feb 13, 2014 5:49 PM

    shoulda hid it in his fro
    the dumb dumb

  73. toybkshr says: Feb 13, 2014 6:25 PM

    He prob saw it happen, but the perp got “too much separation” & old Ed couldn’t close the gap.

  74. ydousuk says: Feb 13, 2014 6:39 PM

    catquick says:Feb 13, 2014 5:40 PM

    You people are all imbeciles. The NSA monitors your life, the IRS has you in a stranglehold, and lawyers will use any traceable transaction against you in court in the case of divorce, lawsuit, etc. Maybe he was going to a casino, legal, and where cash rules. It is legal tender for ALL debts, public and private. Maybe he just likes the feel of cash. He did earn it, despite the wisenheim errs cheap shots. The thief is the bad guy, not Reed. Some day you know it alls may regret the paper trail you leave, for whatever reason.
    ———————————————————-

    Ya…………okay then……………..

  75. cabsavfan says: Feb 13, 2014 6:41 PM

    y

    just give the money back then, and move on.

    Does that foil on your head keep all the voices out?

  76. getyourownname says: Feb 13, 2014 6:46 PM

    “He prob saw it happen, but the perp got “too much separation” & old Ed couldn’t close the gap.”

    Couldn’t tackle him anyway.

  77. kd75 says: Feb 13, 2014 6:49 PM

    What an inventive way to explain to the IRS what you REALLY did with that greater than $10,000 cash withdrawal.

    “Someone stole it. I swear!”

  78. packers7baller7shotcaller says: Feb 13, 2014 6:59 PM

    wow, ed reed complaining about losing only 50k?

    he must’ve had some cheap glass in his ride too.

    true ballers got that bulletproof, y’all!

    how silly!

    homie, get your money-game up.

    ‘dis your boy, packers baller shot caller.

    i’m outti, peace y’all (deuces)

  79. rick630c1 says: Feb 13, 2014 7:46 PM

    I left 4 Texans season tickets under the wipers on my windshield and the only thing that happened was people left me sympathy cards.

  80. jerryjonessaidwhat says: Feb 13, 2014 7:52 PM

    one of the smartest guys to ever play the game on the field…

    a plain ignaramous off it

  81. darkneptune73 says: Feb 13, 2014 7:55 PM

    Probably was going to buy a house.

  82. thegonz13 says: Feb 13, 2014 7:59 PM

    What kind of cretin leaves 50K in his car?

  83. cabsavfan says: Feb 13, 2014 8:02 PM

    a poorer one

  84. savior72 says: Feb 13, 2014 8:31 PM

    Heard he withdrew the money from bank, then went to another bank where the money was stolen. Seems strange, and why would you ever let this get out. Should be some video of it happening if it was at a bank parking lot. Who goes there to break into cars?

  85. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Feb 13, 2014 9:28 PM

    Why would Reed need with that much cash on hand?

    Never mind commissioner, “you can’t handle the truth”.

  86. raiderapologist says: Feb 13, 2014 9:54 PM

    No insurance adjuster is going to fall for that.

  87. jacobslatter says: Feb 13, 2014 10:13 PM

    oh that was mine he was just holding it for me

  88. jollyjoker2 says: Feb 13, 2014 10:23 PM

    keeping doing it buddy, just let me know when your not around — I could use the little extra sugar.

  89. bomatdaman says: Feb 15, 2014 11:11 AM

    Three comments:

    1. The only purposes to need that amount of cash are for drugs/gambling/solicitation.

    2. Withdrawing that amount of cash from a bank takes time (banks don’t normally have that amount in the vault). Investigators should be reviewing the phone records of all bank employees from the time Reed notified the bank of the amount of cash he wanted to withdraw until the time his car was broken into.

    3. The Ravens are glad for the service and happy they no longer have to deal with the drama.

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