Drew Brees, the quarterback of New Orleans Saints, won over $ 6 million in a San Diego court on Friday for allegedly selling overpriced diamonds from a jeweler more than a decade ago. According to the San Diego Union Tribune, La Jolla jeweler Vihad Moradi spent $ 15 million early in his career playing for the San Diego Chargers. It was later discovered that the diamonds were worth millions of dollars less than Moradi's estimate.
Brees and his wife Brittany said during the two-week trial, but were not in court on Friday.
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"It was our position that Mr. Moradi violated his allegiance, and that's what the jury said," said Brees lawyer Andrew Kim. "They saw Mr. Moradi for exactly what he is: a grifter and a shop steward."
Moradi has denied the allegations and confirmed that the diamonds have appreciated in the last decade.
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Breeze admitted in his testimony that Moradi had not misrepresented the properties of the diamonds, but said the jeweler had stated the price as he had told Brees that he would wholesale and sell the jewels to him. Bree's investment was not as lucrative as was believed, the Union Tribune reported.