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Giants DT Shaun Rogers has $500K worth of jewelry stolen from his hotel

Shaun-Rogers-SaintsNew York Giants defensive tackle Shaun Rogers learned a valuable lesson about his valuables while visiting Miami Beach over the weekend: Don’t leave a fortune sitting in your hotel room. According to CBS Miami, Rogers was staying at Fontainebleau in Miami when nearly $500,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from his room.

Rogers reportedly told Miami Beach Police that he left his room around 1 a.m. and headed to Club Liv with a group of friends. They later came back to his room, where he put the valuables in the safe and continued the party until he fell asleep at about 7 a.m. When he woke up at around 12:30 p.m., a woman he had brought back to his room the night before was gone and so was nearly $500,000 worth of jewelry.

Rogers’ possessions allegedly included diamond earrings worth $100,000, two wristwatches worth a combined $160,000, a gold necklace worth $50,000, gold bracelets worth $60,000, and a diamond necklace worth $70,000. Apparently the safe where he stashed them was locked shut when he woke up and needed to be pried open by hotel security. They realized Rogers’ valuables were missing when they got it open, meaning someone must have somehow changed the code.

If you’re anything like me, you’re probably thinking to yourself, “$440,000 worth of jewelry and watches in a hotel safe — that seems really necessary.” Nevertheless, it sucks for Rogers. I’m guessing that’s the last time he’ll stash more than $400,000 worth of stuff in a hotel safe before partying all night. If it’s stolen from your home like this piece of hardware, that’s one thing. Never trust an unfamiliar security system.

H/T Pro Football Talk

Shaun Rogers Giving Up $6 Million Over Dislike of Eric Mangini?

This was one of the more bizarre stories that I saw today. Not that I can’t understand someone growing “disenchanted” with new Browns head coach, Eric Mangini, because I certainly can, but I was surprised to read that defensive tackle Shaun Rogers would rather ask the Browns to be released rather than get paid a $6 million bonus in March. Here’s Rogers’ reasoning, according to Adam Schefter, via Rotoworld:

Some of Rogers’ feelings stem back to two offseason incidents in which he believes Mangini disrespected him. The first time, Mangini walked into the Browns’ training room and failed to say hello to Rogers. The next time, at a public charity function in which both men were in the green room, neither said hello to the other, and Mangini later said he didn’t know Rogers was there.

Mangini says he didn’t see Rogers, which would be pretty miraculous in itself considering Rogers is 6’4″ and like 350-plus pounds. Sounds pretty in-character given Mangini’s notorious history. To make matters worse, John Clayton says Rogers even requested a one-on-one meeting with Mangini and was rebuffed. Uh oh. Hey, I wouldn’t want to play for the Browns either, but I’m not sure I’d give up $6 million to get out. Maybe he would. But I do agree with Rogers that Mangini strikes me as a coach for whom I wouldn’t love to play.