Le’Veon Bell’s 911 call: ‘Girlfriends’ stole jewelry, now 'they’re ignoring me'

Matt Charboneau
The Detroit News
Le'Veon Bell

A few weeks back, former Michigan State running back Le’Veon Bell said two women robbed him of more than $500,000 worth of jewelry.

On Friday, TMZ posted audio of the New York Jets star’s 911 call to police near his home in Hollywood, Fla. In that call, Bell describes how he left his home for his daily workout, leaving two women at home in his bed. When he returned, he noticed the missing items.

“Well, I had two girls in my house,” Bell said on the call. “And I got up, and I did my normal routine to go to work out. So I left the workout for a couple hours. When I came back, they took my money, they took my watch, my jewelry, a couple more of my things of value out of my house. I don’t know where they’re at. I tried to call them before I called you guys. I tried to call them and they’re not answering me, and they’re ignoring me.”

According to a report in early June from NJ.com, a police report showed Bell reported six items stolen, including $22,600 in cash, plus four items of jewelry worth $350,000, $75,000, $80,000 (a Rolex watch), and $15,000. The description for the sixth item, worth $5,000, was redacted in the report.

The jewelry was described as two gold Cuban link chains with diamonds, a gold chain with a black panther pendant that contains black and white diamonds, a rose gold Rolex presidential watch, and a two-tone rose gold and white gold Cuban link bracelet. The total estimated value of the jewelry is listed as $520,000.

In the call, Bell estimates that the total value of all of the stolen items was approximately $1 million.

Bell describes the women as his “girlfriends.”

Bell, who left Michigan State after his junior season in 2012, was selected in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. The three-time Pro Bowler sat out all of last season in a contract dispute with the Steelers and signed a four-year, $52 million deal this March with the Jets.