Saints quarterback Brees awarded $6 million in diamond lawsuit

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[June 24, 2019]    A jury awarded more than $6 million to Drew Brees in a lawsuit that claimed a San Diego County jeweler sold him overpriced diamonds.

Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) reacts after throwing a pass against the Los Angeles Rams during the fourth quarter of the NFC Championship game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The New Orleans Saints quarterback was not in court in San Diego on Friday for the verdict, but Brees and his wife, Brittany, both testified during the two-week trial against La Jolla, Calif., jeweler Vahid Moradi.

Their civil suit claimed Moradi valued gems that were purchased as an investment at $15 million, when they were worth millions less. Moradi denied the allegations.

"It was our position that Mr. Moradi breached his fiduciary duty, and that's essentially what the jury said," said attorney Andrew Kim, who co-represented the couple with Rebecca Riley, per the San Diego Union-Tribune. "They saw Mr. Moradi for exactly what he is: a grifter and a confidence man."

Brees, 40, played for the Chargers in San Diego from 2001-05 before joining the Saints.

--Field Level Media

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