jimmythegreek Posts:12620 Followers:392
On 01/25/2014 05:05 PM in NFL


Warren Moon loses $200K in Miami Heat ticket, ownership scam

By John Breech | CBSSports.com
January 24, 2014 4:04 pm ET

Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Moon will be heading to New York this week with $200,000 less in his bank account. The former NFL quarterback, who serves as the analyst on the Seahawks flagship radio station, was scammed out of the money by a man who sold him Miami Heat tickets that didn't actually exist.
A man named George French Jones approached Moon about buying four courtside tickets and a five percent ownership in the Heat. Moon's agent then wired $200,000 to a bank in Pasadena, Calif., to complete the transaction. Apparently Jones told Moon that if he bought the tickets, it would be viewed as a sort of down payment for the five percent ownership stake, according to MyFoxLA.
Unfortunately for Moon, the tickets didn't exist and Jones has disappeared. Both the NBA and the Miami Heat have contacted the FBI to investigate the situation. Jones is also being sued by Moon's company, Sports 1 Marketing, but no one has been able to locate Jones. According to MyFoxLA, Jones also tried to scam at least two other NFL players and may be trying to contact other professional athletes. Moon is finishing his 10th season as the Seahawks' official radio analyst.

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jb Posts:2021 Followers:73
01/31/2014 10:53 AM

Hey.....it's easy for him to get his money back. All he has to do is reply to the email he got about a banker in Nigeria that has 4 million bucks in his name from a long lost relative.

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spooky Posts:4694 Followers:319
01/31/2014 11:39 AM


How is that working out for you JB.

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finance Posts:9352 Followers:231
01/31/2014 03:18 PM

Damn that's great......I grew up a Houston Oilers fan and Moon was always one of my favorite players - although apparently intelligence didn't matter.....LOL

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