ations made against Kansas City Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu during Wednesday’s bond revocation hearing for Geourvon Keinell Sears.Here’s what we knowS..."WhiteSeries Stagner ThingsLottery Tickets ’19Summer of SpagsMailbagFanposts Fanshots Community Community GuidelinesContactAbout StubHub ✕The latest in the extortion case involving Tyrann Mathieu New Rashad Fenton Jersey nfl draft ,23commentsCDTShareTweetShareShareThe latest in the extortion case involving Tyrann Mathieu Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY SportsMore information has emerged about the allegations made against Kansas City Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu during Wednesday’s bond revocation hearing for Geourvon Keinell Sears.Here’s what we knowSears, 21, is Mathieu’s cousin. He is under federal indictment for attempting to extort more than $1 million from Mathieu to prevent Sears from publicly releasing allegations of sexual misconduct against Mathieu. Court documents in the case allege that Sears contacted Mathieu by phone and text, demanding amounts ranging from $1.5 million to $5 million for his silence.Sears is also accused of making threats against Mathieu’s family in those communications.Sears was originally released on $25,000 bond after his arrest earlier this week, but it was revoked after Wednesday’s hearing revealed he had removed the ankle monitor he was required to wear while free on bond.During that hearing, Sears’ attorneys Claude Kelly and Celia Rhoads presented testimony from two witnesses — Sears’ brother George and his mother Toya Robinson — alleging that Mathieu had made threats against them via text and social media as well.While the communications that resulted in the charges against Sears are not part of the public record, the messages Sears’ family say contained threats against them are available.They were published by The New Orleans Advocate on Thursday. The messages are the basis for the family’s claim on Wednesday that Mathieu had threatened them. According to reporting from New Orleans television station WDSU, Sears’ family testified in the bond revocation hearing that Sears’ actions were in response to the threats from Mathieu they believed were contained in these messages.The Advocate story speculated that the messages presented in court may represent a preview of the defense Sears might offer when and if the case comes to trial; Sears has not yet made a plea in the charge against him.Under the federal statute for extortion, it’s unclear such a defense would carry much weight: Under 18 U.S. Code § 875 (d), it is a federal crime to extort “any money or other thing of value“ to prevent “any threat to injure the property or reputation” of another via interstate commerce — in this case Rashad Fenton Jersey Womens , a cell phone. If the Sears family believed Mathieu had threatened them, they could have gone to the authorities themselves — rather than commit another crime.Under the same section of the U.S. Code, even the threat to injure another person via interstate communication is also a crime.In conclusionMathieu’s agent Denise White released a statement describing the matter as a “very private and personal family issue,” saying that Mathieu was “dealing with a family member who is dealing with a mental health issue.”Sears’ attorney said in court on Wednesday that Geourvon and George Sears lived with Mathieu during the time he played for the Arizona Cardinals from 2013 through 2017, but moved back to New Orleans when Mathieu went to the Houston Texans in 2018.Mathieu’s attorney Scott Rosenblum released a statement saying, “Once Mr. Mathieu decided to stop assisting these individuals financially, they turned to harassment, slander and extortion to gain financially.”It remains to be seen if this is a case where an actual crime has been committed, or if it is simply a sad example of a family dispute over money that went horribly off the rails.Sears’ next court appearance is scheduled for June 21. Injured punter Marquette King missed another practice Friday and the Denver Broncos were considering promoting new practice squader Colby Wadman to take his place this weekend against the New York Jets ."I'm very comfortable with him, if he has to go," said coach Vance Joseph.That confidence was echoed by kicker Brandon McManus and special teams coordinator Tom McMahon after King was listed as doubtful for Sunday.Joseph will meet with general manager John Elway to decide who to cut if the Broncos promote Wadman.Asked if that might be King Rashad Fenton Kansas City Chiefs Jerseys , who signed a three-year, $7 million deal in Denver after his ouster from Oakland this offseason, Joseph said, "Well, anything's possible.""We're trying to win a football game and we've got to have a punter, obviously. So, we'll see. I'll get with John and we'll decide it," Joseph said.The Broncos brought in Wadman, a rookie from UC Davis, last week to push King after a poor punting performance at Baltimore.King had another bad outing Monday night against Kansas City, however Kansas City Chiefs Jerseys Stitched , when his 35-yard punt to the Kansas City 40-yard line in the closing minutes set up the Chiefs' winning touchdown drive in a 27-23 game at Mile High Stadium.King came out of that game with a groin/right thigh injury and Wadman got all the work during the week.McMahon said he had "very high confidence" in Wadman's punting abilities, and McManus said he was equally confident in Wadman as his holder."Who knows what's going to happen if Marquette plays or not. But I've had enough holds with Colby to feel confident with him," McManus said.Wadman's college eligibility expired in 2016, and he gave himself three years to become a pro punter, working odd jobs in between workouts.Wadman said he was about to start a temp job working for his mother's boss helping out at an accounting firm in Thousand Oaks, California, when the Broncos called last week."I'm just staying ready," Wadman said. "Obviously, I haven't kicked in two years, but being out here in practice, working out with the team Rashad Fenton Jersey nfl draft , they're all telling me how much they believe in me. They have confidence in me. If I do end up getting the call, I feel ready for it."The Broncos will play at MetLife, the biggest stadium in the NFL with a capacity of 82,500, but that doesn't faze Wadman."We played at Oregon my senior year. Pretty decent size, obviously," Wadman said of Autzen Stadium in Eugene which has a capacity of 54,000. "Size of the stadium doesn't mean a thing to me. I'm just kicking, no matter where I'm at."
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