Brees Files Lawsuit For Bad Investment Opportunity

Drew Brees was born in Austin, Texas, where high school football is arguably bigger than everything than family, church, and 10-gallon hats - just kidding about the last part.

After a standout career as a high school quarterback playing under the Lone Star State's Friday night lights, he took his talents to Purdue University to flick the bean for the Boilermakers.

Brees was drafted in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers, a team he stayed with for the next four seasons. Then came the New Orleans Saints in 2006, a team he's still with to his day. With some 70,000 yards under his belt, 488 touchdowns, and a Super Bowl ring.

Most readers likely already know all this about the legendary Saints quarterback, and then some. However, here's one thing that no reader likely knew off the top of their heads: the one and only Drew Brees found himself as the victim to a "scam," as Brees himself called it, played out by a jeweler in La Jolla, California.

How much did that lick cost? More than 13 one-year contracts of special teams players - which isn't saying much, but $600,000-odd per year in annual salary is certainly more than the vast majority of people reading this article - a whopping $9 million!

The New Orleans Saints quarterback has already began legal proceedings against a man named Vahid Moradi, as well as his business - the one that Moradi worked behind when he claimed he could provide the star QB with an exorbitant amount of jewelry - CJ Charles and Vahid Moradi, Inc.

While Drew Brees certainly did, in fact, end up with a fair value of jewelry, the deal wasn't as advertised, which is likely to place the defendants in hot water when it comes time for a trial, if the case even goes that far.

Vahid Moradi is said to have sold a ring worth $4 million to Brees as one that was allegedly worth $8 million. Brees only found this out later on down the road when he took the ring to an independent appraisal agent.

Further, Moradi asked Brees - including other people, who are going unnamed in the suit - to funnel a portion of his earnings into an investment account that purchased tons of expensive diamonds that would pay dividends in the future. So far, it's all been a scam.