Family member tried to extort NFL star for $5M, court documents show

A relative of NFL star Tyrann Mathieu allegedly tried to extort him for $5 million, according to federal court documents unsealed on Tuesday.
1:02 | 05/22/19

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Came tonight investigates has confirmed a New Orleans man was arrested for allegedly tried to extort up to five million dollars from Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Ty around Mathieu that manna. Apparently a family member of Mac. This federal complaint unsealed in New Orleans shows an FBI extortion complaint against your bond Sears a distant relative of Tyrod Matthew. Sears is accused of calling and texting Mathieu in those calls and taxed. Played says here's threatened go to the media would damaging information about the chiefs newest star. In one text to Mathieu the complaint says Sears told him five million dollars by Friday I'm done talking emailing TMZ now. The complaint includes another voice mail from Sears saying I want one point five million by Friday or I'm going to kill all you call the unsealed criminal complaint says that Matthews relatives feared for their safety. At his agent told me on the phone this afternoon that this is a personal and private issue also saying that an accurate spine and payment is far. That's leader came tonight news.

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