Houston, TX, United States (4E Sports) – Free-agent safety Ed Reed lost $50,000 in cash when his parked car was burglarized while he was inside a bank, according to the Houston Police Department.
Reed, who played last season for the Houston Texans and New York Jets, reported to police that he withdrew $50,000 from one bank and drove to another bank, presumably to make another transaction.
Then, Reed said he left the money on the passenger seat of his gray 2006 Audi, registered in Florida.
When he returned to the car, the passenger window was smashed and the money was gone, according to the police report. The incident occurred around 3 p.m.
The police report said the cash was in a “bag,” although it was described as an “envelope” in another report.
Authorities believe that Reed was followed from one bank to the next but did not say why the future Hall of Famer was carrying such a large amount of cash.
Reed, 35, finished last season with the Jets. He signed a one-year contract in November after being released by the Texans, who gave up on the nine-time Pro Bowl after only seven games. He had signed a three-year, $15 million deal with Houston.
He got off to a slow start with the Jets but ended up with three interceptions in seven games, tied for the team lead. Reed, who will be an unrestricted free agent, said at the end of the season that he’d like to continue his career.