As the AFC draft picks head out, and the NFC draft picks head in, the NFL doesn’t lack for subject matter for this week’s Rookie Symposium.
But if they needed more, the mother of Ravens running back Bernard Pierce said she thinks her son was deliberately targeted in his hometown during Sunday’s carjacking and robbery.
“First of all, I thank God that he’s fine,” Tammy Pierce told CBS 3. “I don’t care whatever he lost — his car, whatever was in there. He’s fine.
“I think he was targeted because people knew who he was, and that’s sad.”
Pierce was visiting his family at the time of the incident, and his mother said he had only bought the BMW two weeks ago. She said he was now nervous and concerned for his safety.
“It could have turned out to be whole different ball game,” Tammy Pierce said. “He’s good, he’s healthy.”
That makes him fortunate, as the situation could have easily been worse with a gun involved.
While it’s hard to begrudge young men the tangible symbols of their hard work and good fortune, those symbols also serve to make them more conspicuous.