Blog Entry

Roddy White's jerseys being held hostage

Posted on: April 23, 2011 3:28 pm
Edited on: April 23, 2011 3:48 pm
 
Posted by Andy Benoit

Roddy White is caught up in a situation that involves arrests warrants, ransoms and…hmm, guess we have to go with paperwork (sorry, couldn’t think of a third overly-sensational thing).

What’s the deal? White gave an Atlanta man two of his Falcon jerseys plus his Pro Bowl jersey from this past season. The man was supposed to frame each jersey at the cost of $400. Instead, the man is holding the items and demanding that White pay $10,000 for their return (no word on whether the demand specifies that the $10,000 be in cash).

If you think the man’s plan sounds like one of the dumbest, most ill-thought out you’ve ever heard, there’s a twist: when contacted by Atlanta’s Channel 2 Action News, the man claimed that he has performed several odd jobs for White in the past, and that White owes him $10,000.

A judge will hold a hearing next week to decide whether an arrest warrant will be issued for the jersey holder.

For more NFL news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsnfl on Twitter and subscribe to our RSS Feed .
Category: NFL
Comments

Since: Aug 9, 2007
Posted on: April 24, 2011 3:31 am
 

Roddy White's jerseys being held hostage

i think roddy is stupid for giving the jerseys to a guy he owes money to! what a dumb ass...lets see...maybe i should give the mortgage company my money to hold while my house is in forecloser! dumb ass!!!!!!!!!!lol!



Since: Mar 27, 2007
Posted on: April 24, 2011 12:48 am
 

Roddy White's jerseys being held hostage

Does anyone think Alex Smith is enjoying this?



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: April 23, 2011 10:38 pm
 

Roddy White's jerseys being held hostage

It is not relevant if White owes the man money for jobs done previously. White agreed to pay the guy $1,200 to frame three jerseys. The man is guilty and should go to jail because one...he reneged on an oral agreement or that he had malicious intent when he offered to frame the jerseys. I'm not a lawyer, but I really like this lawyer-speak. I suppose it's never too late to become a lawyer...or not! 
If I was the judge I would tell the guy "give White his jerseys back....undamaged and $10,000 for his troubles because you are a nuisance and I will fine you another $10,000 because you are a nuisance....yes, I repeated myself....so what? Do you want to pay another $10,000?"

My question is...if the guy is not an idiot (although there are no indications that he is not) why would he continue to do jobs for White knowing that he probably won't get paid? Stupid is as stupid does!
After some careful thinking the judge should send an arrest warrant for the guy and seize all his property. Selling off his possessions should cover the cost of the jerseys and mental anguish that White has experienced. 






Since: Jun 7, 2008
Posted on: April 23, 2011 8:03 pm
 

Roddy White's jerseys being held hostage

$10,000 is not small claims court material 



Since: Aug 14, 2007
Posted on: April 23, 2011 5:58 pm
 

Roddy White's jerseys being held hostage

This could end badly for the poor jerseys.



Since: Nov 30, 2008
Posted on: April 23, 2011 5:36 pm
 

Roddy White's jerseys being held hostage

Is this really worth all the trouble for a couple White Jerseys-Brady or Manning I can see.



Since: May 10, 2007
Posted on: April 23, 2011 4:33 pm
 

Roddy White's jerseys being held hostage

Good thing White didn't owe him sex



Since: Jun 13, 2007
Posted on: April 23, 2011 4:23 pm
 

Roddy White's jerseys being held hostage

THe Atlanta man should have sued in small claims court or hired a lawyer to take of this situation.  Just when the world seems to hit a low point, there is another stairway downwards.



Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: April 23, 2011 3:38 pm
 

Roddy White has a hostage situation on his hands

It never ceases to amaze me how dumb people can be on this subject. The man's solution to a CIVIL law disagreement is to commit a CRIMINAL law violation. Wow! There are a LOT of people out there who do such things, never mind that it's this very thing that finally put O.J. Simpson in prison.
Pay ATTENTION, losers. 


The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com