Life as a player in the National Football League is never easy. It makes you a constant target.
Just ask Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Corey Tindal, who has only been a professional athlete for a matter of months but has found himself already a victim of his proverbial riches.
According to a report from The Herald-Dispatch in Huntington, West Virginia, Tindal was robbed at gunpoint earlier this week.
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The report said Tindal was playing poker at a Super 8 Motel with a friend and two other men he knew only by nicknames when one of the men took out a pistol and ordered Tindal and his friend to lie still and give up their valuables.
Tindal was hit over the head twice by the barrel of the pistol, the Herald-Dispatch added.
According to police estimates, more than $4,000 in cash and other items including phones and rental car keys were also taken in the stick-up.
Apparently, Tindal had previously played poker with the two men and nothing had happened, obviously. It seems that they found out he was a football player and targeted him.
Tindal left college early to declare for the Draft but went unselected through all seven rounds. In his last year at the Thundering Herd, Tindal finished with two interceptions and a team-high 13 pass breakups.
He was offered a contract by the Bengals after the event for three years, worth £1.53million.