Warren Moon victim of $200,000 scam

[u]Football legend Warren Moon victim of scam[/u] Tried to buy four courtside Miami Heat tickets for $200,000 TORONTO SUN

[b]Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon, who is now a radio analyst for Seattle Seahawks games, was scammed out of $200,000 by someone who sold Moon Miami Heat tickets that did not exist, MyFoxLA.com reported.

According to the report, a person known as George French Jones offered Moon four courtside tickets for a Heat game for $200,000.
Moon also was told that if he bought the tickets, it would be seen as a down payment of sorts for a 5 percent ownership stake in the Heat.

Moon's agent wired $200,000 to a bank in Pasadena, Calif., to complete the transaction.

Moon never received the tickets, and Jones has since disappeared.

The NBA and the Miami Heat contacted the FBI to investigate the situation. Moon's company, Sports 1 Marketing, sued Jones, but Jones has not been located.
Jones attempted to scam at least two other NFL players, according to the MyFoxLA.com report.

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That guy's long gone. He's probably sipping mojitos in St. Maarten while he waits for his new fake passport.

I'll add some irony. Warren Moon is now with a few other former NFL players, all Hall of Famers, on commercials by the Florida Lottery and other state lotteries. I doubt getting those guys to do those roles in cheesy ads comes cheap. :roll:

what a moron. $200,000 for 5% of the Heat? he really thought that was legit? :roll:

PT Barnum said it best, there's a sucker born every minute.

do you by any chance know what down payment means??

Drummer_boy has a negative slant on everything :roll: Just ask him :oops:

tc ( tiny c*ck )23 always has something to say about whatever i have to say.

downpayment or not, nothing about this offer and transaction sounded legit. anyone would have seen that ( except warren moon ). since when would you need to purchase tickets in order to purchase a stake in a team?

What I make of it. Is he was purchasing four primo season tickets and was going to be introduced to some people. Shit happens. Hope they catch the guy. I'm pretty sure that's not going to put Warren Moon in the poor house :wink:

50 Grand,for a seat at a B-Ball game?????? I've heard it all now!!!! That is friggin' nuts.I wouldn't pay a plugged nickel to
watch that crapola!!!! No Sporting Event is worth spending that amount of coin for,is it any wonder that pro sports salaries have gone through the roof,absolutely ridiculous and absurd that anyone would be willing to pay that amount of scratch just to watch a bunch of 7 foot freaks of nature throw a ball in a little basket. :thdn: :thdn: :roll: :frowning: :roll:




I'm not spending $200,000 on anything without having lawyers present from both sides.
I'm curious to hear the circumstances in more detail. Perhaps I should withdraw my previous insult towards Mr.Moon until further information is made public.

I guess Warren will probably have to sell more of his Grey Cup rings?

Sadly, this isn't the first time Moon has been careless with money. He has made a string of bad investments since his playing days ended.

I agree that Moon got badly suckered, but where was his agent to protect his interests? Seems a couple of phone calls could have checked up on the scam artist.

It's too bad because I like him, but is this the same agent that got him involved in cheesy lottery ads running all over the US?

They must have paid well because Jerry Rice, Terry Bradshaw, Joe Namath, and Barry Sanders are on them too. And then they give that bozo Bradshaw another speaking part. That dude's act was old 20 years ago, but maybe they are targeting the really old demographic like here in Florida.

is it really necessary to insult someone and mock them by calling them names? I thought you were more mature than that?

Anyone can get scammed... my guess here is that there was a pretty elaborate network this guy had set up, the thing is catching this guy and putting a stop to his activities... remember Madoff scammed a ton of people...

Perhaps you should mind your own business if you don't know the history.