Florida State safety Derwin James was a first-round pick of the Los Angeles Chargers in April's NFL Draft. It sounds like he might have had a rude introduction to his new city.
According to a new report from TMZ, James was robbed at gunpoint in LA last month. The two alleged robbers took his chain and Rolex.
That's not all though. When James tried to chase after them in his car, he discovered three of its tires had been slashed.
Here's more from TMZ:
Here's what we know ... the ex-FSU superstar -- the 17th pick in this year's draft -- and his uncle were leaving an Italian restaurant on Sunset Blvd. on June 23 when 2 black males allegedly rushed them ... demanding their jewelry. According to a warrant we obtained, both of the men had handguns and pointed them at James.
According to the docs, one of the men snatched the chain off James' neck ... and they also took his Rolex.
If TMZ's account is accurate, this seems like a carefully planned out hit. It looks like James was targeted, considering the gunmen only demanded jewelry from him, and they disabled his car before they approached.
That's an incredibly scary situation. Thankfully James and his uncle were okay.
We'll update you on this story as more details emerge.